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This Week in Washington: D.C. Gun Ban Faces Supreme Test

Posted By Brian Darling On March 17, 2008 @ 5:01 pm In First Principles | Comments Disabled

Here’s a preview of the week ahead in Washington.

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Former Oklahoma Rep. Mickey Edwards will speak at Heritage on March 27 [1] about his new book, “Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost — And How It Can Find Its Way Back [2].” Edwards says conservatives today have abandoned the principles of individual liberty and limited government.

Hans von Spakovsky, a former member of the Federal Elections Commission and counsel for civil rights at the Justice Department, shines the spotlight on vote fraud [3] with his analysis of voter impersonation in Brooklyn between 1968-82 and elections for Congress and the New York Senate and Assembly.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow [4] on the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Conservatives, including a majority of lawmakers in Congress [5], support the constitutional right of the residents of the District of Columbia to own a firearm in the home for personal protection.


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URLs in this post:

[1] speak at Heritage on March 27: http://www.heritage.org/press/events/ev032708a.cfm

[2] Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost — And How It Can Find Its Way Back: http://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-Conservatism-American-Political-Lost/dp/0195335589

[3] shines the spotlight on vote fraud: http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/lm22.cfm

[4] Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow: http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm1851.cfm

[5] majority of lawmakers in Congress: http://www.star-telegram.com/245/v-print/story/532337.html

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