Professor Jacob Charles Quoted on US Supreme Court Case, United States v. Rahimi
Professor Jacob D. Charles is quoted in the Politico article, "Gun Rights and Domestic Violence Collide at Supreme Court - But Justices Will Be Looking to the Past," the Associated Press article, "A Domestic Violence Survivor Wants the Supreme Court to Uphold a Gun Control Law," and the Texas Tribune article, "U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Texas Case About Whether Domestic Violence Suspects Can Be Banned From Having Guns," regarding the US Supreme Court case United States v. Rahimi. In Rahimi, the Court will decide on the constitutionality of a federal law aimed at disarming people who are subject to domestic violence restraining orders.
Excerpts from "Gun Rights and Domestic Violence Collide at Supreme Court - But Justices Will Be Looking to the Past"
“Certainly, the debate about what happened historically is going to be the crux of the case,” Pepperdine Law School Professor Jacob Charles said.
Charles said the Rahimi case — and a slew of others playing out in the lower courts taking conflicting approaches to the Second Amendment — are an indication that the Supreme Court left a lot of questions unanswered in its Bruen ruling, which was authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, the court’s biggest proponent of history-based constitutional interpretation.
“There’s not even agreement about what it means to apply Bruen,” Charles said. “I suspect the justices see enough of what’s going on in lower courts that they’re going to want to give more guidance.”
The complete article may be found at Politico
Excerpts from "A Domestic Violence Survivor Wants the Supreme Court to Uphold a Gun Control Law"
The Bruen decision has led to upheaval in the legal landscape with rulings striking down more than a dozen laws, said Jacob Charles, a law professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Those include age restrictions, bans on homemade “ghost guns” and prohibitions on gun ownership for people convicted of nonviolent felonies or using illegal drugs.
“It has the potential to be pretty impactful,” Charles said. While it’s possible the high court could hand down a decision on the Rahimi case alone, it seems “the court is realizing that it’s just going to keep having these cases if they decide this narrowly.”
The complete article may be found at PBS NewsHour
Excerpt from "U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Texas Case About Whether Domestic Violence Suspects Can Be Banned From Having Guns"
We’ve seen lower federal courts try to interpret and apply [the] new method, reaching wildly diverging outcomes [and] understandings,” said Jake Charles, a law professor at Pepperdine University who writes about and teaches about the Second Amendment.
The complete article may be found at Texas Tribune