Friday, April 4, 2014

Otis McDonald, Civil Rights Champion, Has Died

Sad day. I knew he was battling for his life, and it took a turn for the worse recently, but it looks like the inevitable has happened.

Otis McDonald was the plaintiff in the McDonald vs. Chicago case that overturned Chicago's handgun ban. As such, he was part of something historic and of supreme importance to all of us. This was the major case to rule that the civil right identified in the Heller decision also applied to the States via the 14th Amendment.

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