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update June 5, 2009
The Ninth Circuit released its revised opinion in
Nordyke (2003) on April 20, 2009.
II. Sovereignty and the appalling spectacle of anarchic federal judges
When federal judge Kleinfeld with co-signers in dissent to the Ninth Circuit denial of an en banc hearing of
Silveira, speak of an "amorphous body” of the armed people, no different from the NRA’s
"armed populace at large" or LENIN’s
“armed masses”, a burden falls on the federal judiciary to define and defend constitutional government against anarchy.
Here is how far we have fallen: It was Judge Kleinfeld's dissent that spoke positively of an amorphous body of the armed populace. In his Parker opinion, Judge Silberman cites Kleinfeld's dissent twelve times. By affirming Judge Silberman's opinion the Supreme Court has embraced indirectly at least Kleinfeld's dissent. This is what we have come to. Instead of defining and defending constitutional government against anarchy, the DC Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court, in throwing a meaningless political sop to the gun vote and the gun rights ideologies, has embraced anarchy and otherwise created a constitutional mess. This is all about politics and demagoguery not constitutional doctrine.
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