The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which passed the House earlier this month, is stirring up controversy among constitutional scholars. The bill would require states to recognize the concealed-carry standards of all other states. Although the second amendment lays out "the right of the people to keep and bear arms," some argue the bill runs afoul of the tenth amendment, which deals with states’ rights.
Another constitutional concern here in Boston is the new ban on single-use plastic bags, signed into law last week by Mayor Marty Walsh. Supporters say the ban will cut down on the amount of plastic that ends up in the environment, but others are worried about the cost to consumers. Former state senator Jack Hart, now a representative for the packaging company Novolex, argues the fee is not only burdensome, but unconstitutional.
Adam Reilly was joined by Suffolk University Law professor, Renée Landers to discuss the legal issues.