Professor Jacob Charles, "Will Bruen Imperil California Gun Laws?" -- Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine
Professor Jacob D. Charles's opinion article, "Will Bruen Imperil California Gun Laws?" is published in Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine. The article considers the Supreme Court's decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, and the effect of the decision's dual aspects of substance and method on future legal challenges and the public debate over gun rights and regulations.
Excerpt from "Will Bruen Imperil California Gun Laws?"
In the past, California's gun laws have fared well before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Although a few laws had been declared unconsitutional by a three-judge panel, the en banc court reversed those decisions. All the state and local gun laws in California challenge post-Heller ultimately survived review under the now deposed paradigm that employed strict and intermediate scrutiny. What Bruen portends for those laws only time will tell, but its method places those previously settled questions back on the table.
The complete article may be found at Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine