Professor Jacob Charles Discusses "How Are Gun Laws Faring Under New SCOTUS Second Amendment Test?" -- Westlaw Today
Professor Jacob D. Charles discusses the US Supreme Court's decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Assocation v. Bruen in the Westlaw Today article, "Q&A: How Are Gun Laws Faring Under New SCOTUS Second Amendment Test?" Professor Charles discusses his research into how gun restrictions have fared under the high court's new history-and-tradition framework.
From "Q&A: How Are Gun Laws Faring Under New SCOTUS Second Amendment Test?"
Charles, who teaches about the Second Amendment at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law, says the most notable trend so far has been the significant confusion and divergence among courts applying the framework.
His research, which will be released in a forthcoming Duke Law Journal article titled "The Dead Hand of a Silent Past: Bruen, Gun Rights, and the Shackles of History," found that about 30% of federal court decisions in civil cases citing Bruen resulted in a Second Amendment violation.
Charles also offers practical advice to judges and lawmakers struggling to understand Bruen's framework and which laws will survive Second Amendment scrutiny.
The article may be found at Westlaw Today