Via Dave Hardy. The Justice Department has filed a brief in the Heller case. The Justice Department is asking the Court to overturn the Appeals Court decision and allow D.C. to keep its gun ban. The grounds? The Appeals Court used a "strict scrutiny" level of review.
Apparently the Bush Justice Department is in agreement with the ACLU's Nadine Strossen on this one:
(T)he fact that something is mentioned in the Constitution doesn't necessarily mean that it is a fundamental civil liberty.Now I know why my name is on a list.