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Policy Advisor for Legal Affairs, Heartland Institute; Director of Constitutional Studies, FPC Action Foundation. See more: http://josephgreenlee.org.

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Text, History, and Tradition: A Workable Test that Stays True to the Constitution

Posted by on May 4, 2022

Last week Professor Charles highlighted the burgeoning legal controversies involving “ghost guns” (homemade firearms that have no serial numbers) to illustrate what he perceives to be problems with a judicial test based on text, history, and tradition (THT). As an advocate of the THT Test, I offered a response, which Professor Charles graciously accepted. I […]