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Justice Stevens Reveals The 'Worst Decision' SCOTUS Came To During His Tenure

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In his new memoir, “The Making of a Justice,” former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens reveals what case he believes was the Court's "worst decision" during his tenure.

"District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized an individual right to possess a firearm under the Constitution, is unquestionably the most clearly incorrect decision that the Supreme Court announced during my tenure on the bench," Stevens wrote. 

The Heller decision is one of the biggest Second Amendment victories gun owners have seen. The 5-4 decision recognized an individual's right to possess a firearm unconnected from service in a militia for purposes such as self-defense within the home. Heller set the landscape for the McDonald decision, which upheld a person's right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. It prohibited states from denying life, liberty, or property without due process of law.

Stevens essentially argues that the Heller decision made it almost impossible for gun control advocates to place limitations on a person's Second Amendment rights. :snip::snip:

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