Kagan Declines to Discuss Gun Views, Says Heller and McDonald Are ‘Settled Law’
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan says that two recent Second Amendment cases are now “settled law” and that she will follow them if she is confirmed as a justice.
Her views on the two cases — District of Columbia v. Heller and the more recent McDonald v. City of Chicago — came during Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-Iowa) 30-minute question session. She declined to give her personal views on the Second Amendment, which gun rights proponents believe ensures a right to bear arms, but insisted the two cases were “good precedent going forward.”
“I will follow stare decisis with regard to Heller and McDonald, as I would in any case,” she said.