Second Amendment Penumbras: Some Preliminary Observations
Glenn Harlan Reynolds
University of Tennessee College of Law
August 14, 2011
University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 162
With the Second Amendment now a working part of the Bill Of Rights in the wake of the Supreme Court's decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, this brief Essay examines the likely extent of penumbral rights under the Second Amendment, as well as the possible effect on unenumerated rights of an enforceable right to arms.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: second amendment, right to arms, keep and bear arms, guns, firearms, penumbras, griswold
Date posted: August 15, 2011 ; Last revised: November 10, 2011
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