Ducking the Bullet: District of Columbia v. Heller and the Stevens Dissent

25 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2019

Date Written: December 8, 2010

Abstract

District of Columbia v. Heller marked the first unequivocal recognition of the Second Amendment as as individual right. This paper analyses the principal dissent to that finding, submitted by Justice Stevens and joined by the three other dissenters. It concludes that the dissent was in error and would have had disastrous results for the Court's public credibility had it become law.

Keywords: second amendment, Supreme Court, DC, Heller, right to arms

JEL Classification: K18, Z19

Suggested Citation

Hardy, David T., Ducking the Bullet: District of Columbia v. Heller and the Stevens Dissent (December 8, 2010). Cardozo Law Review, p. 61, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3312320

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