[JURIST] The Illinois Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday invalidated [opinion, PDF] provisions of the state's "aggravated weapon use" law as facially violative of the Second Amendment [Cornell LII backgrounder] right to keep and bear arms. In 2008 Chicago police arrested a man for allegedly brandishing a firearm during an altercation with the police. A Cook County court found the defendant guilty of carrying an "uncased, loaded and immediately accessible" handgun and sentenced him to 24 months probation. However, in...

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