The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court - Part Two, Chapters 7-8, The Hunter, Lawyers, Guns, and Money Summary & Analysis

Jeffrey Toobin
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Chapter 7 opens with an attack on Antonin Scalia, the outspoken conservative, disappointed that he never became chief justice, was unable to overturn Roe v. Wade, and who craves the spotlight. Culture war issues drove him, as he often spoke to Catholic groups and encouraged Christians to prepare to be hated by elite secular social classes for religious commitment. Toobin then details a bit of Scalia's biography and his interest in changing second amendment jurisprudence, arguing that the second amendment protects an individual right to bear arms. Toobin points out that for much of American history, gun ownership was not controversial, even if people disagreed about how to interpret the second amendment. Only with the rise of crime in the 1960s did calls for gun control begin. It...

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