Standing His Ground: A legal blog on self-defense, gun control, and the Second Amendment
by Robert Leider

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  • Should State Officials Receive Qualified Immunity for Creatively Resisting Bruen?

    Unhappy with the Supreme Court’s decision in New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, New York and New Jersey have passed laws designed to nullify Bruen’s practical effect.  California and Maryland look set to join them.  Before Bruen, these states denied most residents the ability to publicly carry handguns by making licenses to carry […]

  • Pretextually Eliminating the Right to Bear Arms through Gerrymandered Property Rules

    When the Supreme Court required public school desegregation in Brown v. Board of Education, some Southern jurisdictions resisted through legal chicanery.  In Virginia, the Prince Edward County school district “closed” its public schools to avoid integration, while setting up government-funded private schools that were “private” in name only.  The Supreme Court was not amused.  In Griffin v. […]

  • Welcome to Standing His Ground

    Welcome to my blog. I am an assistant professor at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School. I research legal issues involving the legitimate use of public and private violence, including the right of self-defense, the use of force in law enforcement, just war theory, and gun control. On occasion, I have had the good […]