Professor Jacob Charles Presents "How We Got to Bruen - and Where We Go from Here" -- UCLA Law Criminal Justice Symposium
Professor Jacob D. Charles presented "The History of the Second Amendment: How We Got to Bruen–and Where We Go from Here" at the UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review and Criminal Justice Program Annual Symposium. The symposium, titled “Guns Everywhere: Individual Rights and Communal Harms after NYSRPA v. Bruen" brought together five panels of scholars, community activists, and leaders in the field to discuss a variety of issues surrounding the Second Amendment, gun violence, and racial disparities in gun enforcement.
From the symposium program:
The History of the Second Amendment: How We Got to Bruen–and Where We Go from Here
This panel will provide an overview of the history of the Second Amendment and the doctrinal use of that history. Beginning with the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, and particularly in light of its recent opinion in NYSRPA v. Bruen, modern gun laws have been tested for constitutionality by their comparability to 18th- and 19th-century American laws. The panelists will discuss this standard and how it raises important questions such as: who passed these historical laws, and for whose benefit?
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