Aug 01, 2020
Clyburn: Having a Black Woman on SCOTUS More Important Than Having One as V.P. SCOTUS Determines Preservation of Democracy
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During an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of “PBS NewsHour,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) stated that he thinks having an African American woman on the Supreme Court is more important on substance than having one as vice president. Clyburn stated that this is because the Supreme Court is “where we determine how our democracy will be preserved” and because the court has “neutered the Voting Rights Act of 1965” he is “very concerned about the composition of the United States Supreme Court.”
Clyburn said, “I long for an African American woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court. It’s a shame that we have had three women to sit on the United States Supreme Court, and no one has ever given the kind of consideration that is due to an African American woman. That, to me, is priority. The V.P. is good on style. But on substance, give me an African American woman on the Supreme Court. That’s where we determine how our democracy will be preserved. This Supreme Court has neutered the Voting Rights Act of 1965. And so, I am very concerned about the composition of the United States Supreme Court.”
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Federal Appeals Court Blocks California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a California law banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, ruling that the measure violates citizens' constitutionally protected right to bear arms.
The ban, passed in the wake of mass shootings, bars citizens from owning "large capacity magazines" that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.[
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"Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster," Appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the three-judge panel's majority, ruling that the magazine ban "strikes at the core of the Second Amendment."
"California's law imposes a substantial burden on this right to self-defense … Its scope is so sweeping that half of all magazines in American are now unlawful to own in California," Lee wrote in the ruling.
The ruling was a split 2-1 decision, with Chief U.S District Court Judge Barbara Lynn, the third judge on the appellate panel, dissenting.
It was not immediately clear if California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will ask the full appellate court to review the ruling, or if he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gun rights advocates have been pushing to get a major Second Amendment case in front of the Supreme Court following the appointment of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who are a part of the Court's conservative majority.
The Supreme Court in April threw out a gun rights case out of New York, declaring the legal question moot, but Kavanaugh wrote that the Court should give more attention to Second Amendment cases.
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