Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Saul Cornell's The Second Amendment Goes to Court

The February 2008 issue Ohio State University's enewsletter, Origins, features Professor Saul Cornell's article "The Second Amendment Goes to Court." The editors of Origins observe:

For the first time in nearly three quarters of a century, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case involving gun control and the 2nd amendment. The case comes amidst swirling scholarly debates over the history and meaning of the 2nd amendment. In this month's essay, Constitutional historian Saul Cornell describes the shifting nature of 2nd amendment scholarship over the last several years, and grounds the 2nd amendment more fully in its historical context.

The article is here; and a podcast of Cornell's paper is here.


David E. Young said...

For a critical analysis of the historically based amicus brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court by Prof. Cornell (and fourteen other academic historians) in support of Washington D.C.'s handgun ban, read this article published at the History News Network:


Mary L. Dudziak said...

Thanks. There's much to say on historians and this case. I have been planning a post on briefs -- soon as I have time to do it!