CGF McDonald v. Chicago Amicus: Fairman & Berger Are Wrong on the 14th

The Calguns Foundation filed an amicus brief in support of Otis McDonald et al. to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of McDonald v. Chicago. Our brief argues that the two most prominent anti-incorporationist scholars of the late 20th century were wildly incorrect about the meaning of the Privileges or Immunities clause in Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment and that their positions have been thoroughly discredited by superior modern legal scholarship and thus the Second Amendment is clearly incorporated by Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Counsel to CGF on this Amicus was Erik Jaffe, a very well respected Supreme Court Appellate counsel and a former Clerk for Justice Thomas. For an example of his work, here is his Amicus from Heller filed on behalf of The Institute for Justice.
As we often do, we want to remind everyone that freedom is not free. Making the Second Amendment applicable to the State of California is serious and expensive business. Please make a donation to The Calguns Foundation so we can continue our aggressive legal strategy after McDonald is decided.
Oral arguments in McDonald are in February with a decision likely at the end of June 2010.