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McDonald v. City of Chicago

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1521 7th Cir. Jun 28, 2010 5-4 Alito OT 2009

Holding: The Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms in self defense applies against state and local governments as well as the federal government.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 28, 2010. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Justice Stevens filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Breyer also filed a dissent, joined by Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor.

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