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Too Little Space: Does A Zoning Regulation Violate The Second Amendment?, Jordan Lamson 2017 Boston College Law School

Too Little Space: Does A Zoning Regulation Violate The Second Amendment?, Jordan Lamson

Boston College Law Review

On May 16, 2016, in Teixeira v. County of Alameda, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a zoning ordinance was not presumptively lawful under the Second Amendment. The court utilized the two-step analysis derived from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller to examine the constitutionality of the ordinance. The court remanded the case and recommended that the district court apply a heighted level of scrutiny—potentially even strict scrutiny. On December 27, 2016, the Ninth Circuit ordered an en banc rehearing. This Comment argues that on ...


Peruta V. County Of San Diego: An Individual Right To Self-Defense Outside The Home And The Application Of Strict Scrutiny To Second Amendment Challenges, Kevin Ballard 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law

Peruta V. County Of San Diego: An Individual Right To Self-Defense Outside The Home And The Application Of Strict Scrutiny To Second Amendment Challenges, Kevin Ballard

Golden Gate University Law Review

This Note will begin by examining the majority’s analysis in Heller. The Heller case, through historical interpretation, analyzed the language of the Second Amendment and settled a long-held dispute about the meaning of its actual language. This same historical analysis was also significant in the Supreme Court’s examination of McDonald, which affirmatively applied the Second Amendment to the States. Peruta used the same methodology as Heller and McDonald.

Next, this Note will argue that, based on the historical analysis in Heller, McDonald, and Peruta, courts addressing the Second Amendment should apply strict scrutiny review to the legal challenges ...


Newsroom: Time: Bogus On Second Amendment 09/28/2016, Arica L. Coleman, Roger Williams University School of Law 2016 TIME Magazine

Newsroom: Time: Bogus On Second Amendment 09/28/2016, Arica L. Coleman, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Undocumented Immigrants Caught In The Crossfire: Resolving The Circuit Split On “The People” And The Applicable Level Of Scrutiny For Second Amendment Challenges, Maria Stracqualursi 2016 Boston College Law School

Undocumented Immigrants Caught In The Crossfire: Resolving The Circuit Split On “The People” And The Applicable Level Of Scrutiny For Second Amendment Challenges, Maria Stracqualursi

Boston College Law Review

The circuits are currently split as to whether undocumented immigrants are entitled to Second Amendment rights. In 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in U.S. v. Meza-Rodriguez became the first circuit to explicitly hold that undocumented immigrants are part of “the people” referred to in the U.S. Constitution. This case added to the recent explosion in Second Amendment jurisprudence, in which courts have toiled with the scope of the right and what level of scrutiny to apply to constitutional challenges. This Note argues that the U.S. Supreme Court erred in failing to ...


Guns And Alienage: Correcting A Dangerous Contradiction, D. McNair Nichols Jr. 2016 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Guns And Alienage: Correcting A Dangerous Contradiction, D. Mcnair Nichols Jr.

Washington and Lee Law Review

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21st Century Arms Control Challenges: Drones, Cyber Weapons, Killer Robots, And Wmds, Mary Ellen O'Connell 2016 Notre Dame Law School

21st Century Arms Control Challenges: Drones, Cyber Weapons, Killer Robots, And Wmds, Mary Ellen O'Connell

Mary Ellen O'Connell

The world faces tough arms control challenges from preventing the development and use of weapons of mass destruction to regulating the new weapons of the computer revolution. This article considers what works in arms control. Using military force in violation of international law to destroy nuclear facilities, to stop weapons shipments, or to punish the use of prohibited weapons typically fails. Diplomacy paired with lawful counter-measures has the superior track record. Reviving the art of diplomacy and re-committing to authentic international law will pay dividends in peace and security.


Withdrawing A License To Kill: Why American Law Should Jettison “Stand Your Ground” And Adopt The English Approach To Retreat, Franklin Stockdale 2016 Boston College Law School

Withdrawing A License To Kill: Why American Law Should Jettison “Stand Your Ground” And Adopt The English Approach To Retreat, Franklin Stockdale

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

The justification of self-defense generally allows the use of a reasonable amount of force when a victim of an attack has a reasonable belief that the use of force is necessary in order to prevent an imminent harm. For centuries, the justification of self-defense included a duty of the victim—or defendant—to retreat before resorting to force. Today in the United States, this duty has been eliminated entirely in many jurisdictions. In England, however, the duty has not been done away with but has, instead, been incorporated into the reasonableness aspect of self-defense, which evaluates whether the amount of ...


Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: What The Tragedy In Orlando Means For Rwu Law 6/17/2016, Michael Yelnosky 2016 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending @ Rwu Law: Dean Yelnosky's Post: What The Tragedy In Orlando Means For Rwu Law 6/17/2016, Michael Yelnosky

Law School Blogs

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The Faces Of The Second Amendment Outside The Home, Take Two: How We Got Here And Why It Matters, Patrick J. Charles 2016 Cleveland State University

The Faces Of The Second Amendment Outside The Home, Take Two: How We Got Here And Why It Matters, Patrick J. Charles

Cleveland State Law Review

Since the late twentieth century, the Second Amendment has been increasingly promoted as the unfettered right to carry firearms in the public concourse. This expansive meaning, however, lacks historical support. Historical evidence reveals a disparity between the Anglo-American origins of armed carriage laws and present-day interpretations of the Second Amendment. The historical backdrop also reveals the impact pro-gun organizations have had on the expansion of armed carriage. Differences in state armed carriage laws, analyzed from both historical and regional perspectives, will one day require the Supreme Court to determine which version of history should dictate the meaning of the Second ...


Obama's Executive Order On Guns Is Mostly Political Theater, Timothy D. Lytton 2016 Georgia State University College of Law

Obama's Executive Order On Guns Is Mostly Political Theater, Timothy D. Lytton

Timothy D. Lytton

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Up In Arms: The Hunt To Define The Second Amendment's Scope, Holly E. Jones 2016 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Up In Arms: The Hunt To Define The Second Amendment's Scope, Holly E. Jones

Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal

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The Peerless Second Amendment: Why Gun Control Laws Remain Unaffected After Heller And Mcdonald, Claire Hogan 2016 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

The Peerless Second Amendment: Why Gun Control Laws Remain Unaffected After Heller And Mcdonald, Claire Hogan

Senior Theses and Projects

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The Real Danger Of Guns In Schools, Sonja R. West 2016 University of Georgia School of Law

The Real Danger Of Guns In Schools, Sonja R. West

Popular Media

This article that first appeared at Slate.com on March 22, 2016, looks at Georgia's "Campus Carry" Legislation. This legislation permits "any [firearm] license holder when he or she is in or on any building or real property owned by or leased to any public technical school, vocational school, college, university, or other institution of postsecondary education."


History, Heller, And High-Capacity Magazines: What Is The Proper Standard Of Review For Second Amendment Challenges?, Lindsay Colvin 2016 Fordham University School of Law

History, Heller, And High-Capacity Magazines: What Is The Proper Standard Of Review For Second Amendment Challenges?, Lindsay Colvin

Fordham Urban Law Journal

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Second Amendment Standards Of Review In A Heller World, Nelson Lund 2016 George Mason University School of Law

Second Amendment Standards Of Review In A Heller World, Nelson Lund

Fordham Urban Law Journal

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The Great Gun Control War Of The Twentieth Century—And Its Lessons For Gun Laws Today, David B. Kopel 2016 Denver University, Sturm College of Law

The Great Gun Control War Of The Twentieth Century—And Its Lessons For Gun Laws Today, David B. Kopel

Fordham Urban Law Journal

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Gun Control After Heller And Mcdonald: What Cannot Be Done And What Ought To Be Done, Gary Kleck 2016 Florida State University

Gun Control After Heller And Mcdonald: What Cannot Be Done And What Ought To Be Done, Gary Kleck

Fordham Urban Law Journal

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Heller, Mcdonald, And Murder: Testing The More Guns = More Murder Thesis, Don B. Kates, Carlisle Moody 2016 College of William & Mary

Heller, Mcdonald, And Murder: Testing The More Guns = More Murder Thesis, Don B. Kates, Carlisle Moody

Fordham Urban Law Journal

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Rights Versus Duties, History Department Lawyering, And The Incoherence Of Justice Stevens’S Heller Dissent, Nicholas J. Johnson 2016 Fordham University School of Law

Rights Versus Duties, History Department Lawyering, And The Incoherence Of Justice Stevens’S Heller Dissent, Nicholas J. Johnson

Fordham Urban Law Journal

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Why Can't We Be Like France? How The Right To Bear Arms Got Left Out Of The Declaration Of Rights And How Gun Registration Was Decreed Just In Time For The Nazi Occupation, Stephen P. Halbrook 2016 Fordham Law School

Why Can't We Be Like France? How The Right To Bear Arms Got Left Out Of The Declaration Of Rights And How Gun Registration Was Decreed Just In Time For The Nazi Occupation, Stephen P. Halbrook

Fordham Urban Law Journal

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