Professor Jacob Charles Interviewed on "Clarence Thomas Created a Confusing New Rule That's Gutting Gun Laws" -- Politico
Professor Jacob D. Charles is interviewed in the Politico magazine article, "Clarence Thomas Created a Confusing New Rule That's Gutting Gun Laws." The interview addresses the Supreme Court's decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen and the impact of its adoption of a new test for determining the constitutionality of firearm regulations.
Excerpt from "Clarence Thomas Created a Confusing New Rule That's Gutting Gun Laws"
Last year, the Supreme Court issued a landmark 6-3 decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, striking down a longstanding public carry law in New York and casting doubt on gun control laws around the country. Since then, Jacob Charles, a law professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., has tracked every federal court case citing Bruen. His research demonstrates just how long a shadow the decision has cast over the courts. In a forthcoming Duke Law Journal article, Charles reveals that more than a dozen state and federal laws have been invalidated in whole or in part since the Bruen decision. Thirty percent of civil cases and nearly 4 percent of criminal cases that have cited Bruen have resulted in the invalidation of gun control provisions, among 284 total decisions addressing Second Amendment claims.
The interview may be found at Politico
Professor Charles's forthcoming article, "The Dead Hand of a Silent Past: Bruen, Gun Rights, and the Shackles of History," may be found at SSRN