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About Pratheepan Gulasekaram

Professor of Law, Santa Clara University Law School.  See profile: https://law.scu.edu/faculty/profile/gulasekaram-pratheepan/

Written by Pratheepan Gulasekaram

“The People”, Citizenship, and Firearms

Posted by on January 13, 2022

The relationship between citizenship and gun rights continues to vex federal courts.[1] In turn, the answer to whether gun rights are citizen-only rights implicates other core constitutional protections. Accordingly, courts and commentators must critically re-examine the alarming judicial trend towards excluding noncitizens from the ambit of the Second Amendment. The Court’s 2008 District of Columbia […]

Local Immigration Non-enforcement and Local Gun Deregulation

Posted by on May 14, 2020

In the past year, localities have been causing quite a stir by declaring themselves “sanctuaries.” But unlike the sanctuaries that grabbed headlines in the 1980’s, and then again in the post-9/11 crackdown on foreigners, or the ones that continue to draw the ire of President Trump, this recent trend isn’t about immigration enforcement. Instead, cities […]