Charles: Bruen Is Part of the Supreme Court’s Attempt to Concentrate its Own Power
By Dan Zimmerman
“[I]n requiring courts to strike down gun regulations even when they might be narrowly tailored to accomplish the most compelling of governmental interests,” Professor Khiara Bridges argues, Bruen “has rendered the right to bear arms the most protected of rights in the Constitution.” The Court’s hidebound historicism in the case significantly expands the Second Amendment’s scope. No matter how compelling the state’s interest, no matter how narrowly tailored its regulation, Bruen’s new method dictates that a modern gun law cannot stand without adequate grounding in the distant past.
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