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McDonald v. City of Chicago, 08-1521

In an action against the City of Chicago alleging that the City's handgun ban left plaintiffs vulnerable to criminals, judgment for defendants is reversed where the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amendment right, recognized in Heller, to keep and bear arms for the purpose of self-defense.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 03/02/2010
  • Decided 06/28/2010
  • Published 06/28/2010



  • United States Supreme Court


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