“Judge Kenneth Kiyul Lee grew up in Koreatown Los Angeles during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and witnessed first-hand, the importance of the Rooftop Koreans and the Second Amendment. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Cornell University in 1997 and went to Harvard Law School in 2000. He is the first Korean born judge to serve on the 9th Circuit Court. He was appointed by President Donald Trump on November 13, 2018, and confirmed by the US Senate on May 15, 2019.”
In a 2-1 split decision ruling, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals struck down California’s ban on large-capacity magazines (LCMs) on Friday, August 14, stating it is a violation of the Second Amendment.
The federal appeals court maintained that the state’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds breached the core right of law-abiding citizens to self-defend, according to CNN.
“Armed self-defense is a fundamental right rooted in tradition and the text of the Second Amendment,” Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. Both Judge Lee and Judge Consuelo Callahan sided with the Second Amendment.