Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Gun Control at the Supreme Court - D.C. v. Heller The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments March 18 on the constitutionality of a District of Columbia restriction on the possession of guns - one of the strictest in the country. The recording of the complete oral argument (1h 37m) is available here, with a transcript. You can also download a .mp3 version. Commentaries just before the case was argued include this discussion on NPR Boston On Point (46 min. RealPlayer and Windows Media Player) and on All Things Considered 'High Court to Hear Challenge to D.C. Gun Ban "and "D.C. Gun Ban Critic: Court Must Clarify Constitution" (RealPlayer, both 4 min., no transcript) Stories on NPR after the oral arguments can be found here and on PBS Newshour here. ( 13 min, audio and video, .mp3, transcript)