Monday, March 5, 2012

QOTD: Judge Benson Everett Legg

"A citizen may not be required to offer a good and substantial reason why he should be permitted to exercise his rights. The right‘s existence is all the reason he needs."
Judge Benson Everett Legg, in the case of Woollard v. Sheridan.

The opinion grants the Motion for Summary Judgment to Plaintiff Woollard, and denies the State of Maryland's claim. Score one victory for the Second Amendment Foundation, and Maryland Shall Issue (at the District Court level, too!).

1 comment:

Bubblehead Les. said...

After thinking about this for a day, I'm sure it has to go to SCOTUS, and this could be as Big as Roe vs. Wade. This goes straight to the Heart of the whole issue: Does the State have the Right to Deny Rights to its Citizens?

If YES, then what stops them from taking away ALL Freedom?

If NO, then what makes the State think they could deny Rights in the First Place?

This has ramifications beyond Maryland. I'm sure Mickey Bloomberg is quaking in his Boots.