Essays from NYU Law Review Bruen Symposium Published
We're excited to share the essays from the symposium on Guns Rights and Regulation after Bruen that the Center co-hosted with the NYU Law Review in September 2022, which are now published in the New York University Law Review.
The symposium addressed Bruen's historical-analogical test for the Second Amendment, how to generate practical legal doctrine implementing that test, and consequences for self-defense, criminal law, and stare decisis. The keynote discussion, featuring Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, New York State Senator Zellnor Myrie, and Steven Wu, Chief of Appeals for the Manhattan DA’s Office, focused on criminal justice and prosecutorial discretion in the aftermath of Bruen.
Below are the essay titles, with links to the full pieces:
- Joseph Blocher & Reva B. Siegel - Guided by History: Protecting the Public Sphere from Weapons Threats Under Bruen
- Brandon del Pozo and Barry Friedman - Policing in the Age of the Gun
- Mary Anne Franks - The Supreme Court as Death Panel: The Necropolitics of Bruen and Dobbs
- Cynthia Lee - Strengthening the Law of Self-Defense After Bruen
- Adam Samaha - Is Bruen Constitutional? On the Methodology that Saved Most Gun LIcensing
- Eugene Volokh - Implementing the Right to Keep and Bear Arms After Bruen
- Haley Proctor - "Will the Meaning of the Second Amendment Change . . . ?": Party Presentation and Stare Decisis in Text-and-History Cases
- Joseph Blocher, Jacob Charles & Darrell A.H. Miller - "A Map Is Not the Territory": The Theory and Future of Sensitive Places Doctrine