If you support the Second Amendment, you must go read David Hardy’s article on Obama’s executive experience on the Joyce Foundation. Why haven’t I heard of it before? It’s not something that will help Obama.
During Obamaâ€™s tenure, the Joyce Foundation board planned and implemented a program targeting the Supreme Court. The work began five years into Obamaâ€™s directorship, when the Foundation had experience in turning its millions into anti-gun â€œgrassrootsâ€ organizations, but none at converting cash into legal scholarship.
The planâ€™s objective was bold: the judicial obliteration of the Second Amendment.
Joyceâ€™s directors found a vulnerable point. When judges cannot rely upon past decisions, they sometimes turn to law review articles. Law reviews are impartial, and famed for meticulous cite-checking. They are also produced on a shoestring. Authors of articles receive no compensation; editors are law students who work for a tiny stipend.
In 1999, midway through Obamaâ€™s tenure, the Joyce board voted to grant the Chicago-Kent Law Review $84,000, a staggering sum by law review standards. The Review promptly published an issue in which all articles attacked the individual right view of the Second Amendment.
Go read it all.