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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Alan Korwin
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the city of Phoenix violated a gun-rights activist's constitutional protections when it removed his bus-stop ads saying "guns save lives."
The administration is eyeing unilateral steps on gun control, but analysts said there are few things President Obama can do on his own because gun control is one area where Congress has jealously guarded its power to make the laws.
The Goldwater Institute, a conservative government watchdog group in Phoenix that represented Korwin, said it was "gratified" by the ruling.
"Nor should, nor can, they. They are not empowered to," Mr. Korwin said. "In other words, the people have not given Congress the ability to give the president the power that is not spelled out in the Constitution."