In a new piece for the NY Times, Adam Liptak warns that the newest Supreme Court Justice, Amy Coney Barrett, could be a deciding voice for gun rights and tip the Supreme Court scale.
Barrett could be a decisive vote in a case regarding gun ownership for non-violent felons. Lisa M. Folajtar wanted to buy a gun but has plead guilty to tax evasion and under federal law may not possess firearms. She has sued arguing her 2nd amendment rights have been violated and a panel of appeals has rejected her challenge.
Lawyers for AG Barr told the appeals court “The right to keep and bear arms is analogous to other civic rights that have historically been subject to forfeiture by individuals convicted of crimes, including the right to vote, the right to serve on a jury and the right to hold public office.”
Actress Ellen Barking shared the article by Liptak highlighting the case and Barrett’s potential impact and wrote “The timing here is an outrage.”
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) November 30, 2020