Scalia Took On Gun Control, Class Actions In Top Opinions
Law360, New York (February 14, 2016, 8:47 PM EST) -- Justice Antonin Scalia, known best for originalist legal philosophy and artful dissents, also made his mark during 30 years on the U.S. Supreme Court by leading majorities to curb gun control, block class actions and restrain environmental regulations.
Here, after the conservative lion's death on Saturday, Law360 looks at his biggest majority opinions.
District of Columbia v. Heller, 2008
This 5-4 decision invalidated D.C.’s ban on handgun possession and its requirement that firearms in homes be kept unloaded and disassembled or bound with trigger locks.
More broadly, it declared that individuals have a right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment...
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