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

Tag: Second Amendment

  • 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. […]

  • New York After Bruen

    Last Thursday, the Supreme Court held in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, that New York’s policy of limiting licenses to carry pistols to those who can show “proper cause” is unconstitutional under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments. I will have more to say in the coming days about some of the […]

  • Sovereign Immunity and Military Federalism

    Are the federal war powers so absolute and exclusive that they include the power to subject state governments to nonconsensual suits for monetary damages?  That was the issue last Tuesday when the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety.  Le Roy Torres was a Texas State Trooper who also […]