E.J. Dionne makes an amateurish attempt to find hypocrisy among conservative justices in the Heller ruling:
It's true that conservative judicial philosophy is deferential to local governments when the Constitution doesn't specifically grant a given right to the people or forbid government from making a certain law. But it is totally different when the Constitution specifically prohibits government from regulating a given behavior. Just as the District of Columbia doesn't have the authority to censor what Dionne writes in his Washington Post column because of the First Amendment, the Second Amendment guarantees my individual right to keep and bear arms as a citizen of the District.
And it's hard to see how Dionne could have even glanced at Scalia's opinion and still concluded that it doesn't pay close attention to the precise words in the Constitution.
As Randy Barnett puts it in an excellent, far more illuminating op-ed in the Wall Street Journal:
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