That was Scalia and crew with Heller. They helped put limitations on gun ‘rights’.
Despite what some people think, Scalia is not a Constitutionalist; support of the War on Drugs and Constitutionalism are mutually exclusive, as the War on Drugs has damaged 90% of the Bill of Rights:
Amendment 10 Destroyed by combining necessary and proper with the intrastate/interstate regulation of Wickard.
Amendment 9 Everything. Seriously, EVERYTHING about the War on Drugs is about the federal government exercising powers not expressly delegated by the Constitution.
From Justice Thomass Dissent in Raich:If the Federal Government can regulate growing a half-dozen cannabis plants for personal consumption (not because it is interstate commerce, but because it is inextricably bound up with interstate commerce), then Congress Article I powers as expanded by the Necessary and Proper Clause have no meaningful limits.Amendment 8 Mandatory minimums and zero tolerance combine to make the punishments outweigh many of the crimes, even is you accept the crime as valid.
Amendment 7 In [civil] asset forfeiture, the victims are routinely denied jury-trials even though the amount in controversy exceeds $20.
Amendment 6 The clogging of the courts with drug-related cases erodes the notion of a speedy trial to a joke. Often drug charges are added on to the list of crimes, which can taint the jury w/ prejudices. Often police act on informants whose identities are protected, which impairs the ability to confront the accuser.
Amendment 5 How does Comprehensive Forfeiture Act of 1984 comply with No person shall [...] be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law?
Amendment 4 Kentucky v KingThe Fourth Amendment expressly imposes two requirements: All searches and seizures must be reasonable; and a warrant may not be issued unless probable cause is properly established and the scope of the authorized search is set out with particularity. [...] The proper test follows from the principle that permits warrantless searches: warrantless searches are allowed when the circumstances make it reasonable, within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment , to dispense with the warrant requirement.In other words:Yes, the fourth amendment requires warrants for searches, but fuck that!
Amendment 3 [Nope, nothing here... yet.]
Amendment 2 Arguably, the prohibited persons from the `68 GCA.
Amendment 1 Religious freedom is denied via the war on drugs ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employment_Division_v._Smith ), there are stories of legalization-advocacy publishers being raided/harassed.