Professor Jacob Charles Quoted in "Ye Olde Supreme Court? Your Originalism is Making America Unsafe" -- Washington Post
Professor Jacob D. Charles is quoted in the Washington Post article, "Ye Olde Supreme Court? Your Originalism is Making America Unsafe." The article examines aftermath of the Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, and the opinion of judge Cory T. Wilson in a Fifth Cicuit case that despite some "facial similarities" with laws disarming domestic abusers, "the purpose of these 'dangerousness' laws was the preservation of political and social order, not the protection of an identified person from the specific threat posed by another."
Excerpt from "Ye Olde Supreme Court? Your Originalism is Making America Unsafe"
As Pepperdine law professor Jacob Charles pointed out on Twitter, this criticism is "absolutely bonkers" —it faults the domestic abuse law for being "too tailored." The law applies to those who have been determined, after a court hearing, to present a "credible threat to the physical safety" of an intimate partner or child.
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