Thankfully, the Supreme Court has reminded city officials that the Constitution is more than a guidebook to be cast aside whenever it is inconvenient. If the city attempts to circumvent the Court’s opinion, then Congress, under Article I, section 8, of the Constitution can and should exercise its plenary power over all legislative matters in the nation’s capital. Home rule, arising out of authority delegated by Congress to the D.C. government, is not a license to violate the Constitution.
July 14, 2008
District of Columbia v. Heller: What’s Next?
[And Congress is doing just that. I would rather the city officials responsible were to spend in some time in prison for violating 18 USC 242 as part of the “change” needed in Washington but we can’t always get everything we want.–Joe]