Breaking News: Supreme Court Overturns DC Gun Ban
Update 2: Stay tuned for a forthcoming piece by NB contributor Matthew Balan on CNN's coverage. Shortly after the decision came down the network aired a videotaped report that skewed in favor of a gun control advocate who survived last years Virginia Tech shootings.
Update: Goldstein notes there is just one majority opinion, no concurring opinions, but that there are two dissents.
The Supreme Court has overturned the D.C. handgun ban. The ruling is 5-4 with Justice Antonin Scalia writing the majority opinion. The Court finds that individuals have the right to keep and bear arms.
Writes Tom Goldstein at SCOTUSBlog:
It is striking that the decision is not clouded by ambiguity created by separate opinions. One opinion on each side.
Consider this an open thread on media coverage of gun rights.