Second Amendment Legal Changes After Heller: Past, Present, and Possible Future
Created on November 22, 2019
Join Professor David Kopel as he discusses second amendment legal changes after District of Columbia v. Heller, with a look at the Amendment's past, present, and possible future from the perspective of a gun rights proponent. Mr. Kopel is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, is a member of the National Rifle Association, and in 2008, appeared before the United States Supreme Court as part of the team presenting the defense's oral argument in District of Columbia v. Heller. Mr. Kopel will explore in detail the aftermath of the Supreme Court's Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago decisions. The program will also explore enforcement of the Second Amendment in the lower courts. Finally, Mr. Kopel will explore future second amendment cases likely to become before the Supreme Court, and will analyze in detail the current case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. New York City.
- Review the effects of the Supreme Court's Heller and McDonald decisions
- Explore the trends of some lower courts in enforcing the Second Amendment
- Look ahead to future Supreme Court action, including the current case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. New York City
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