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Featured Series: Redistrict the U.S. Court of Appeals (Introduction)

Featured Series:  Redistrict the U.S. Court of Appeals (Introduction) November 15th, 2015

Appellate redistricting has been a long standing concern to Idaho and the Inland Empire states.  Calls to redistrict the U.S. Circuits date back a century.  In 1891, concurrent with Idaho’s admission into the union, calls to split the 9th U.S. Circuit were heard. Congress, with some regularity, returns to redistricting the Court of Appeals every […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules 5-4 that the ’Right to Keep and Bear Arms’ Applies to States

U.S. Supreme Court Rules 5-4 that the ’Right to Keep and Bear Arms’ Applies to States July 5th, 2010

The Rutherford Institute WASHINGTON, DC — In a 5-4 ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago, the United States Supreme Court has declared that the “right to keep and bear arms,” which is guaranteed by the Second Amendment, “applies equally to the federal government and the states.” The McDonald ruling expands on a 2008 decision […]