At our June meeting we
had Judge Bennett Braun from the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Will
County as our guest speaker, Judge Braun told the 75 members in attendance
about District of Columbia v. Heller,
case in which the U.S. Supreme
Court on June 26, 2008, held (5–4) that the Second
Amendment guarantees an individual right to possess firearms
independent of service in a state militia and to use
firearms for traditionally lawful purposes, including self-defense within the
home. It was the first Supreme Court case to explore the meaning of the Second
Amendment since United
States v. Miller (1939).
Judge Braun also explain the background in both cases from picking the right
plaintiff in the beginning and the strategy the attorney’s used in both
cases. Thank you again Judge Braun.