As reported, the Supreme Court has scheduled the McDonald v. Chicago oral arguments for March 2, 2010. This case will determine whether the Chicago handgun ban is an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Court will likely release its decision in late June or early July.
I’m very optimistic that the Supreme Court will incorporate the 2nd Amendment, providing law abiding citizens across the US with protection against the infringement of their gun rights by state and local government. Assuming that prediction holds true, McDonald v. Chicago may turn out to be just as groundbreaking and important for gun rights as D.C. v. Heller.
My thanks to JD for emailing me the news that the oral argument date had been set.