To Heller and Back: Why Many Second Amendment Questions Remain Unanswered After United States v. Hayes
Miguel E. Larios
Law Office of Stephen F. Potts
September 18, 2009
The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 56, No. 8, p. 58, September 2009
In District of Columbia v. Heller, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess firearms. More recently, in United States v. Hayes, the Supreme Court upheld a federal statute which criminalizes the possession of firearms by persons previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses. This essay argues that the Hayes decision cannot be squared with the individual right to keep and bear arms enunciated in Heller.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: District of Columbia v. Heller, United States v. Hayes, Supreme Court, Second Amendment, Incorporation, Gun Control, Firearms, Right to Keep and Bear Arms
JEL Classification: I28, K14Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: March 6, 2009 ; Last revised: September 23, 2009
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