High Court has examined every aspect of self defense. Entire nation falsely believes the issue has never come up. by Alan Korwin, Co-Author Supreme Court Gun Cases Washington, DC - -(AmmoLand.com)- In Congressional testimony, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayer claimed she couldn’t think of a self-defense case having come before the Supreme Court, adding, “I could be wrong, but I can’t think of one.” Independent research shows that fourteen separate Supreme Court cases, from 1895 to 1985, addressed every basic aspect of personal self defense. All of them held that self defense is a valid, justifiable and long-standing tenet of American law. Full Article. Oops! Looks like she was wrong.