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About Saul Cornell

Professor of History, Fordham University.  See profile: https://www.fordham.edu/info/20762/faculty/6385/saul_cornell

Written by Saul Cornell

Guns and Lattes: Lethal Analogies and the Future of the Second Amendment

Posted by on December 20, 2019

In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York, the first gun case to reach the high court in almost a decade, gun rights advocates pushed their conception of the scope of the right in a novel direction.  The city regulation being challenged in the case restricted New […]

Book Mini-Symposium Part I: Militias, Bearing Arms, and the Forgotten Language of Eighteenth-Century Rights

Posted by on July 30, 2019

Although most modern Americans could easily dispense with the militia clause of the Second Amendment, eighteenth-century Americans generally believed that the preamble’s affirmation of the necessity of a well-regulated militia was far more important than asserting a right to keep and bear arms. Indeed, most of the first state constitutions did not even mention the […]