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A Right To Carry Everywhere, On A Road To Nowhere

By Robert W. Ludwig (Law360 April 25, 2018, 5:37PM EDT) The first weekend in August, 74 Chicagoans were shot, 30 in five mass shootings over three hours, with 11 killed and 63 wounded overall, “the worst I've ever seen it" ...
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The Historic Legal Blunder That Enabled Our Gun Epidemic: Renouncing Heller By Deciding — Not Repealing — The Full Second Amendment

By Robert W. Ludwig April 25, 2018, 5:37 PM EDT "Having forgotten there was an American Enlightenment and our founding history, we now have what prior generations did not: a 'gun epidemic.'" —www.americanenlightenmentproject.org As little noticed, today’s gun epidemic arose ...
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Heller Sequels And 2nd Amendment, Still Undecided:Part 3

By Robert W Ludwig August 24, 2017, 6:06 PM EDT Part 2 of this article, exploring the roots of the amendment, showed how the Heller majority, relying on dictionaries and English history a century earlier, and disregarding its debates, drafting ...
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Heller Sequels And 2nd Amendment, Still Undecided:Part 2

By Robert W. Ludwig August 3, 2017, 10:24 AM EDT Part 1 of this article discussed the absence of guidance a decade after D.C. v. Heller (2008), in which the U.S. Supreme Court “creat [ed] a new blockbuster” individual right ...
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Heller Sequels And 2nd Amendment, Still Undecided:Part 1

By Robert W. Ludwig July 20, 2017, 3:07 PM EDT It has been nearly a decade since District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), overturned D.C.’s handgun ban and 200 years of understanding. The Second Amendment to the ...
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Court Nominee, Guns, And Constitutional Illiteracy

Law360, New York (March 15, 2016, 10:17 PM ET) ­­ Robert W. Ludwig In another pledge, threatening another shutdown, this time of the Senate and U.S. Supreme Court, Judiciary Committee Republicans vowed in February not to hold hearings this year ...
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