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About Robert Leider

Assistant Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. See profile: https://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/leider_robert

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Members of Congress Have Little Right to Bear Arms on Capitol Hill

Posted by on January 15, 2021

After last week’s riot at the Capitol, the acting House Sergeant-at-Arms implemented a new policy requiring House members to be screened for weapons before entering the House chamber.  On Tuesday, June 12, the U.S. Capitol Police declined to admit Rep. Lauren Boebert (R.-Colo.) to the floor of the House of Representatives after she refused to […]

The Supreme Court and the Current Public Carry Petitions: Open Splits and Concealed Vehicle Problems

Posted by on May 29, 2020

In District of Columbia v. Heller, the Supreme Court recognized an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.  Although the decision settled whether persons have a right to keep arms when they are not enrolled in an organized militia, the decision raised many follow-up questions.  Is the Second Amendment limited to keeping arms […]