The Supreme Court Tests Its Own Limits on Guns
A critical gun case was argued before the Supreme Court this week. But instead of opening further freedoms for gun owners — as the court, with its conservative supermajority, did in a blockbuster decision last year — justices seemed ready to rule that the government may disarm people under restraining orders for domestic violence.
Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The Times, explains why.
Guest: Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The New York Times and writes Sidebar, a column on legal developments.
- The Supreme Court seemed likely to uphold a law disarming domestic abusers.
- But a decision on the case is not expected until June.
- What has the Supreme Court said on guns?
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