Second Amendment on Trial

Critical Essays on District of Columbia v. Heller
Edited by Saul Cornell and Nathan Kozuskanich
Univ of Massachusetts Pr

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Pub Date: 2013
Format: Paperback
Pages: 446 pp.
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 inches

ISBN: 9781558499959
TB Code: 1705096
Availability: 70 in stock

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.