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Old 09-08-2019, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Hamlet View Post
I cited the dissent because it correctly explained my point. I really dont understand why you find that problematic.
The problem I have is that you cited it in response to a claim that something was contrary to precedent. That Heller somehow went against the holding in Miller. But it didn't - Heller expressly acknowledged Miller and was consistent with Miller. So if you say that you agree with Stevens's dissent, that's fine and while I disagree with Stevens, your opinion on the strength of his dissent is your own. I only took issue with it when you raised Stevens's dissent in support of the false claim that Heller overruled some precedent set in Miller.