Professor Jacob Charles Quoted in "Judges Across U.S. Expand Gun Rights" -- Wall Street Journal
Professor Jacob D. Charles is quoted in the Wall Street Journal article, "Judges Across U.S. Expand Gun Rights, Taking Cues From Supreme Court." The article considers the recent Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which is presenting new challenges for defending gun regulations.
Excerpts from "Judges Across U.S. Expand Gun Rights, Taking Cues From Supreme Court"
Several recent rulings highlight the early impact of the Supreme Court’s new approach, with judges ruling against gun regulations applying to young adults, individuals facing felony charges and makers of homemade guns. And last week, New York saw a court block enforcement of a new slate of gun rules it enacted in response to the high court’s ruling.
“It’s definitely fair to say it is a harder test for the government to satisfy,” said Jacob Charles, a law professor who writes and teaches on firearms law at Pepperdine University...
Mr. Charles, the Pepperdine professor, said the Supreme Court’s June ruling left unanswered questions about how judges are supposed to evaluate history, and even which historical precedents are most relevant. That could lead to confusion and disagreements in the lower courts, he said.
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