Professor Jacob Charles Cited in United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Dissent in Atkinson v. Garland
Professor Jacob D. Charles is cited in the dissenting opinion in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit case, Atkinson v. Garland. The case concerns a Second Amendment challenge to the federal felon-in-possession statute, 18 U.S.C. section 922(g)(1).
From Atkinson v. Garland, Wood, Circuit Judge, dissenting:
We are left with something not much better than the Goldilocks solution: history can’t be viewed too specifically, and it can’t be viewed too generally. It must be, like the bed, the chair, or the porridge, “just right.” See Jake Charles, Bruen, Analogies, and the Quest for Goldilocks History, Duke Center for Firearms Law Blog (June 28, 2022). And that “perfect” length, or height, or temperature will remain in the eye of the beholder, or perhaps the final court to consider the matter.
The complete opinion of the court may be found at Atkinson v. Garland