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The Resource The Second Amendment on trial : critical essays on District of Columbia v. Heller, edited by Saul Cornell & Nathan Kozuskanich

The Second Amendment on trial : critical essays on District of Columbia v. Heller, edited by Saul Cornell & Nathan Kozuskanich

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The Second Amendment on trial : critical essays on District of Columbia v. Heller
Title
The Second Amendment on trial
Title remainder
critical essays on District of Columbia v. Heller
Statement of responsibility
edited by Saul Cornell & Nathan Kozuskanich
Title variation
District of Columbia v. Heller
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
"On the final day of its 2008 term, a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-to-4 decision striking down the District of Columbias stringent gun control laws as a violation of the Second Amendment. Reversing almost seventy years of settled precedent, the high court reinterpreted the meaning of the "right of the people to keep and bear arms" to affirm an individual right to own a gun in the home for purposes of self-defense. The landmark ruling not only opened a new chapter in the contentious history of gun rights and gun control but also revealed both the strengths and problems of originalist constitutional theory and jurisprudence. This volume brings together some of the best scholarship on the Heller case, with essays by legal scholars and historians representing a range of ideological viewpoints and applying different interpretive frameworks. Following the editors introduction, which describes the issues involved and the arguments on each side, the essays are organized into four sections. The first includes two of the most important historical briefs filed in the case, while the second offers different views of the role of originalist theory. Section three presents opposing interpretations of the ruling and its relationship to modern constitutional doctrine. The final section explores historical research post-Heller, including new findings on patterns of gun ownership in colonial and Revolutionary America."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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344.7305/33
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1975-
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  • Cornell, Saul
  • Kozuskanich, Nathan
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  • Heller, Dick Anthony
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Firearms
  • United States.
  • Heller, Dick Anthony
  • Firearms
  • Trials
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
The Second Amendment on trial : critical essays on District of Columbia v. Heller, edited by Saul Cornell & Nathan Kozuskanich
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The D.C. gun case / Saul Cornell and Nathan Kozuskanich -- Brief of the Cato Institute and history professor Joyce Lee Malcolm as amici curiae in support of respondent / Joyce Lee Malcolm -- Brief of amici curiae Jack N. Rakove, Saul Cornell, David T. Konig, Lois G. Schwoerer et al. in support of petitioners / Jack Rakove ... et al. -- Dead or alive : originalism as popular constitutionalism in Heller / Reva B. Siegel -- The Second Amendment, Heller, and originalist jurisprudence / Nelson Lund -- Of guns, abortions, and the unraveling rule of law / J. Harvie Wilkinson III -- Second Amendment minimalism : Heller as Griswold / Cass R. Sunstein -- Originalism in a digital age : an inquiry into the right to bear arms / Nathan Kozuskanich -- Firearms, militias, and the Second Amendment / Kevin M. Sweeney -- App. A. the scholarly landscape since Heller / Saul Cornell and Nathan Kozuskanich -- App. B.A summary of the major briefs submitted in Heller -- App. C. Articles cited in briefs -- App. D. Briefs and articles cited in Heller
Control code
ocn823045297
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 446 pages
Isbn
9781558499959
Lccn
2013017812
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
The Second Amendment on trial : critical essays on District of Columbia v. Heller, edited by Saul Cornell & Nathan Kozuskanich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The D.C. gun case / Saul Cornell and Nathan Kozuskanich -- Brief of the Cato Institute and history professor Joyce Lee Malcolm as amici curiae in support of respondent / Joyce Lee Malcolm -- Brief of amici curiae Jack N. Rakove, Saul Cornell, David T. Konig, Lois G. Schwoerer et al. in support of petitioners / Jack Rakove ... et al. -- Dead or alive : originalism as popular constitutionalism in Heller / Reva B. Siegel -- The Second Amendment, Heller, and originalist jurisprudence / Nelson Lund -- Of guns, abortions, and the unraveling rule of law / J. Harvie Wilkinson III -- Second Amendment minimalism : Heller as Griswold / Cass R. Sunstein -- Originalism in a digital age : an inquiry into the right to bear arms / Nathan Kozuskanich -- Firearms, militias, and the Second Amendment / Kevin M. Sweeney -- App. A. the scholarly landscape since Heller / Saul Cornell and Nathan Kozuskanich -- App. B.A summary of the major briefs submitted in Heller -- App. C. Articles cited in briefs -- App. D. Briefs and articles cited in Heller
Control code
ocn823045297
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 446 pages
Isbn
9781558499959
Lccn
2013017812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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