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A critical gun case was argued before the Supreme Court this week. But instead of opening further freedoms for gun owners — as the court, with its conservative supermajority, did in a blockbuster decision last year — justices seemed ready to rule that the government may disarm people under restraining orders for domestic violence.
Adam Liptak, who covers the Supreme Court for The Times, explains why.
On today’s episode
The Supreme Court seemed likely to uphold a law disarming domestic abusers.
But a decision on the case is not expected until June.
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Adam Liptak contributed reporting.
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