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Supreme Court allows gun restrictions to stand

Supreme Court allows gun restrictions to stand

The Supreme Court today declined to take up appeals on three social justice issues:

  • Gun law restrictions
  • California’s sanctuary policy
  • Police immunity

The Washington Post

The court passed on a group of gun cases that included restrictions on permits to carry firearms in public places and bans on certain types of weapons — something of a surprise because conservative justices at various times have said just such a review is necessary.

The justices also declined to take up a form of immunity that has shielded police officers from lawsuits alleging excessive force and other civil rights violations. A wide range of academics and civil rights groups on the left and right had called for the court’s intervention….

The court also let stand California’s sanctuary law that forbids local law enforcement in most cases from cooperating with aggressive federal action to identify and deport undocumented immigrants. The law passed after Trump took office and was challenged by his administration.

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