Professor Jacob Charles Quoted in "Supreme Court's Devotion to Gun Rights Faces a Challenging Test" -- New York Times
Professor Jacob D. Charles is quoted and his law review article is cited in the New York Times article "Supreme Court's Devotion to Gun Rights Faces a Challenging Test." The New York Times article considers the Supreme Court domestic violence case United States v. Rahimi and the confusion over last year's Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.
Excerpts from "Supreme Court's Devotion to Gun Rights Faces a Challenging Test"
The Supreme Court must use the domestic violence case to explain, refine and perhaps retreat from the new standard, said Jacob D. Charles, a law professor at Pepperdine University.
“The court has to provide further details on how to do the historical inquiry,” he said. “And that will tell us about the scope of the government’s ability to respond to gun violence that the founding generation just didn’t have to deal with.”
In a new study in The Duke Law Journal, Professor Charles examined more than 300 decisions applying the new standard in the 12 months after last year’s decision. More than two dozen rejected state or federal laws, including ones setting age limits, imposing strict licensing requirements, limiting so-called assault weapons and excluding guns from sensitive places.
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Professor Charles's Duke Law Journal article, "The Dead Hand of a Silent Past: Bruen, Gun Rights, and the Shackles of History," may be found at SSRN