William G. Merkel

Charleston School of Law

Associate Professor of Law

Charleston, SC 29402

United States

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The District of Columbia v. Heller and Antonin Scalia's Perverse Sense of Originalism

Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Jun 2009
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Antonin Scalia, Second Amendment, right to arms, firearms possession, gun control, arms control

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Jefferson's Failed Anti-Slavery Proviso of 1784 and the Nascence of Free Soil Constitutionalism

Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 23 Apr 2008
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Thomas Jefferson, Ordinance of 1784, Territorial Governance Act, Articles of Confederation, Slavery, Anti-Slavery, Free Soil, western territories

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The Second Amendment in Context: The Case of the Vanishing Predicate

Chicago-Kent Law Review, Vol. 76, No. 1, pp. 403-600, 2000
Number of pages: 198 Posted: 30 Jan 2007
William G. Merkel and H. Richard Uviller
Charleston School of Law and Columbia University - Columbia Law School
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Supreme Court, Second Amendment, militia, American Revolution, James Madison, Bill of Rights, Militia Act, constitutional interpretation, original meaning, classical republicanism, United States Army, National Guard, Akhil Amar, Carl Bogus, Sanford Levinson, William Van Alstyne

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To See Oneself as a Target of a Justified Revolution: Thomas Jefferson and Gabriel's Uprising

American Nineteenth Century History, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2003
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2013
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Haitian Revolution, Gabriel, Virginia, criminal theory, justification, St. George Tucker, legal education, slave rebellion, Election of 1800, militia, Richmond, James Sidbury, Douglas Egerton

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Heller as Hubris, and How McDonald v. City of Chicago May Well Change the Constitutional World as We Know It

Santa Clara Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2010
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 14 May 2010
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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constitutional interpretation, constitutionalism, bill of rights, Second Amendment, incorporation, Heller, McDonald v. City of Chicago, guns, original meaning, original intent, Scalia, Privileges and Immunities, substantive due process, Civil War and Reconstruction, Fourteenth Amendment

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A Founding Father on Trial: Jefferson’s Rights Talk and the Problem of Slavery During the Revolutionary Period

64 Rutgers Law Review 595 (2012).
Number of pages: 69 Posted: 09 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2012
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Jefferson, slavery, Founding Fathers, Natural Law, Declaration of Independence, Howell v Netherland, Summary View, Jefferson's Image, Tea Party

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A Cultural Turn: Reflections on Recent Historical and Legal Writing on the Second Amendment

Stanford Law and Policy Review, Vol. 17, p. 671, 2006
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 29 Jan 2007
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Jim Chen, Gil Grantmore, David C. Williams, Randy Barnett, Akhil Amar, Saul Cornell, Nathan DeDino, Jonathon Simon, Second Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, militia, constitutional interpretation, Supreme Court

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The Authors' Reply to Commentaries on, and Criticisms of the Militia and the Right to Arms, or, How the Second Amendment Fell Silent

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 357-366, 2004
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 30 Jan 2007
William G. Merkel and H. Richard Uviller
Charleston School of Law and Columbia University - Columbia Law School
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Mark Graber, Sanford Levinson, Jonathon Simon, Second Amendment, militia, classical republicanism, constitutional interpretation

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Uncoupling the Constitutional Right to Self-Defense from the Second Amendment: Insights from the Law of War

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 45, No. 5, 2013
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 15 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2013
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Second Amendment, self-defense, Nicholas Johnson, general principles of law, law of armed conflict

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Mandatory Gun Ownership, the Militia Census of 1806, and Background Assumptions Concerning the Early American Right to Arms: A Cautious Response to Robert Churchill

Law and History Review, Vol. 25, p. 187, 2007
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 Jan 2007
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Robert Churchill, Second Amendment, militia, militia census, Joseph Varnum, firearms

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Parker v. The District of Columbia and the Hollowness of Originalist Claims to Principled Neutrality

George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal (CRLJ), Vol. 18, No. 2, 2008
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 24 Feb 2008
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Parker v. the District of Columbia, Second Amendment, right to arms, constitutional interpretation, originalism, legal process theory, living constitutionalism, militia

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Scottish Factors and the Origins of the Second Amendment: Some Reflections on David Thomas Konig's Rediscovery of the Caledonian Background to the American Right to Arms

Law and History Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 169-177, 2004
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Jan 2007
H. Richard Uviller and William G. Merkel
Columbia University - Columbia Law School and Charleston School of Law
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David Konig, Second Amendment, original understanding, militia, classical republicanism, Scotland, England, eighteenth century

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Jefferson in Paris: Rewriting the Problems of Slavery, Slaveholding, Family and Codependency

Thomas Jefferson and Philosophy: Essays on the Philosophical Cast of Jefferson's Writings, 91-134 (2014)
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 19 Sep 2016
William G. Merkel
Charleston School of Law
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Thomas Jefferson, Paris, Debt, Slavery, Sally Hemings