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Author: Darrell Miller

Center Faculty Co-Director and Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law.  Miller writes and teaches in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, civil procedure, state and local government law, and legal history.  His scholarship on the Second and Thirteenth Amendments has been published in leading law reviews and has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals, the United States District Courts, and in congressional testimony and legal briefs.  With Joseph Blocher, he is the author of The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

  • December 20, 2023
  • By Darrell Miller
What's So Special About the Right to Keep and Bear Arms?

On November 7, 2023, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v....

  • October 22, 2021
  • By Darrell Miller
New Research from the UC Davis Symposium: The Theoretical Lethality Index, Reconstruction Regulation and Enforcement

On October 1, the University of California at Davis Law School, in partnership with...

  • June 23, 2020
  • By Darrell Miller
Bostock, Textualism and the Meaning of “Bear Arms”

This week, in Bostock v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court held 6-3 that discrimination...

  • May 22, 2020
  • By Darrell Miller
When Stand Your Ground Meets Blue Lives Matter

What happens when the person you “stand your ground” against turns out to be a police...