The Supreme Court has refused its opportunity to overturn a Connecticut and New York ban on certain government-disfavored firearms.
The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws that were passed in response…mass shooting involving a semi-automatic weapon….
Never mind that had such firearms been in the hands of some of the adults present at mass shootings, the shooters could be stopped much earlier in their rampages.
And in a case in which evidence that was produced following an illegal traffic stop but that otherwise was legitimately collected—including pursuant to an active arrest warrant—was upheld by the Supreme Court as legitimate evidence, there were these Liberal Justice dissents. From Justice Sonya Sotomayor:
The court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking ticket will forgive a police officer’s violation of your Fourth Amendment rights.
Never mind that arrest warrant, which required a search and so was well within the 4th Amendment. And
In a portion of her opinion that expressed only her own views, Sotomayor also described the “humiliations” of unjustified police searches and said that “people of color are disproportionate victims of this type of scrutiny.”
Aside from this being wholly irrelevant to the case at hand, “people of color” commit most of the crimes—but she won’t address the underlying cause of that disproportionality: Liberal economic policies that trap minorities in poverty. No, it’s that the wise and empathetic Latina didn’t get her way.
…outstanding warrants are increasingly common.
Why is that, exactly? Do the folks subject to those warrants have a government gun in their ears preventing them from answering the warrant and clearing it? Or are these folks, of their own volition, simply ignoring the warrants—warrants which are issued on the assumption that most of these folks will honor their commitment to appear in return for not being arrested on the spot?
And Justice Elena Kagan:
the ruling “creates unfortunate incentives for the police—indeed practically invites them to do what Fackrell did here.”
Because all cops are crooked; we can’t treat the individual cases of abuse individually. Oh, wait—is a Supreme Court Justice profiling?
This only gets worse with a Liberal majority of Justices on the Supreme Court.