Washington Post Ignores Obama Nominee’s Position In D.C. Ruling

posted on September 22, 2015

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down several provisions of D.C.’s restrictive gun law, including the one-gun-a-month rule and the requirement that gun owners reregister their firearms every three years. When the Washington Post covered the story, they played up the idea of a “divided” panel, with dissent coming from a judge appointed by President George H.W. Bush. 

Although the implication here was that the ruling was such that even a relatively conservative judge opposed it, the article initially failed to note that one of the supporting judges was Patricia Ann Millett, an Obama appointee who clerked in the liberal 9th Circuit and hasn’t looked much like a Second Amendment supporter so far. (The updated article now acknowledges that fact.) It doesn’t appear that this story fits the paper’s standard narrative of gun rights appealing only to the hard right.

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