TITLE

GUNS, ORIGINALISM, AND CULTURAL COGNITION

AUTHOR(S)
Greene, Jamal
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law;Dec2010, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p511
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the issue of gun rights and originalism in the U.S. with reference to the U.S. Supreme Court case District of Columbia v. Heller. The decision protects right of an individual to carry a handgun which can be used for self defense. Supreme Court's decisions are influenced by public opinion. The author suggests that originalist's arguments are part of cultural values of both gun rights arguments and originalist's appeal.
ACCESSION #
76111526

 

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