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Correction: Parker Gun Case

I've just learned that some people complained about this line from "Parker Gun Case":

"Asked why the change was made, an insider with knowledge of the case suggests, "D.C. has switched to Heller probably because Parker is an African-American female and Heller is a less sympathetic figure as a white male. Our side will probably keep the name Parker when responding to the D.C. cert petition, and ultimately, it'll be up to the Supremes."

My info came from a reliable source but it shows my own lack of understanding. While the reason above has a certain appeal and describes an ugly and not uncommon politic, it had nothing to do with the case as I later learned and never got around to posting. Parker was found to not have proper standing, her fear of threats was held insufficient. Heller however had applied for and been denied a handgun permit, and was thus sufficiently aggrieved to bring the case. The name of the case then took D.C. first, since the practice is to name the petitioner first. This once again proves I'm human, despite the rumors to the contrary.


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