Lawyers, Guns and Money: The Second Amendment in American Politics and Law
April 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Professor Saul Cornell, the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University, is one of the nation's leading authorities on early American constitutional thought and a former Director of the Second Amendment Research Center at the John Glenn Institute. He has contributed to numerous amicus curiae briefs in court cases involving the Second Amendment, including most notably as the co-author of an amicus brief filed in District of Columbia v. Heller.
Professor Cornell has been a Visiting Scholar at the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy for the Spring 2019 semester.
Please join us for a discussion of the current state of the Second Amendment, ten years after Heller. Professor Cornell will be in conversation with Cardozo Professor Kate Shaw, Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center anad former clerk for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
Among the topics under discussion will be the way constitutionalism inside and outside of the courts contributes to landmark cases, and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York, which is slated to be argued next fall before the Supreme Court.