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             THE CONSERVATIVE REVIEW   
                   March 14, 2008
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W's Gun Battle
By Robert D. Novak

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Preparing to hear oral arguments 
Tuesday on the extent of gun rights guaranteed by the 
Constitution's Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court 
has before it a brief signed by Vice President Cheney 
opposing the Bush administration's stance. Even more 
remarkably, Cheney is faithfully reflecting the views 
of President George W. Bush.

The government position filed with the Supreme Court by 
U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement stunned gun advocates 
by opposing the breadth of an appellate court affirmation 
of individual ownership rights. The Justice Department, 
not the vice president, is out of order. But if Bush 
agrees with Cheney, why did the president not simply order 
Clement to revise his brief? The answers: disorganization 
and weakness in the eighth year of his presidency. 

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Consequently, a Republican administration finds itself 
aligned against the most popular tenet of social con-
servatism: gun rights that enjoy much wider support than 
opposition to abortion or gay marriage. Promises in two 
presidential elections are abandoned, and Bush finds 
himself left of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. 
Barack Obama.

The 1976 District of Columbia statute prohibiting owner-
ship of all functional firearms a year ago was called 
unconstitutional in violation of the Second Amendment 
in an opinion by Senior Judge Laurence Silberman, a 
conservative who has served on the D.C. Circuit Court 
for 22 years. It was assumed Bush would fight Washington 
Mayor Adrian Fenty's appeal. 

The president and his senior staff were stunned to learn, 
on the day it was issued, that Clement's petition called 
on the high court to return the case to the appeals court. 
The solicitor general argued that Silberman's opinion 
supporting individual gun rights was so broad that it 
would endanger existing federal gun control laws such as 
the bar on owning machine guns. The president could have 
ordered a revised brief by Clement. But under congress-
ional Democratic pressure to keep hands off the Justice 
Department, Bush did not act.

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Cheney did join 55 senators and 250 House members in 
signing a brief supporting the Silberman ruling. While 
this unprecedented vice presidential intervention was 
widely interpreted as a dramatic breakaway from the 
White House, longtime associates could not believe 
Cheney would defy the president. In fact, he did not. 
Bush approved what Cheney did in his constitutional 
legislative branch role as president of the Senate.

That has not lessened puzzlement over Clement, a 41-
year-old conservative Washington lawyer who clerked 
for Silberman and later for Supreme Court Justice 
Antonin Scalia. Clement has tried to explain his 
course to the White House by claiming he feared 
Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court's current 
swing vote, would join a liberal majority on gun 
rights if forced to rule on Silberman's opinion.

The more plausible explanation for Clement's stance 
is that he could not resist opposition to individual 
gun rights by career lawyers in the Justice Department's 
Criminal Division (who clashed with the Office of 
Legal Counsel in a heated internal struggle). Newly 
installed Attorney General Michael Mukasey, a neophyte 
at Justice, was unaware of the conflict and learned 
about Clement's position only after it had been locked 
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A majority of both houses in the Democratic-controlled 
Congress are on record against the District of Columbia's 
gun prohibition. So are 31 states, with only five (New 
York, Massachusetts Maryland, New Jersey and Hawaii) in 
support. Sen. Obama has weighed in against the D.C. law, 
asserting that the Constitution confers individual rights 
to bear arms -- not just collective authority to form 
militias.

This popular support for gun rights is not reflected by 
an advantage in Tuesday's oral arguments. Former Solicitor 
General Walter Dellinger, an old hand at arguing before 
the Supreme Court, will make the case for the gun prohib-
ition. Opposing counsel Alan Gura, making his first high 
court appearance, does not have the confidence of gun-owner 
advocates (who tried to replace him with former Solicitor 
General Ted Olson).

The cause needs help from Clement in his 15 minute oral 
argument, but not if he reiterates his written brief. The 
word was passed in government circles this week that 
Clement would amend his position when he actually faces 
the justices -- an odd ending to bizarre behavior by the 
Justice Department. 

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