Forthcoming Forum Essay Cited by Government Brief in D.C. Circuit
In an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the government has cited in its brief a forthcoming publication in the Yale Law Journal Forum by Eric Ruben and Saul Cornell. The case, Wrenn v. District of Columbia, concerns the District of Columbia's system for licensing the carrying of handguns in public. The government uses Ruben and Cornell's piece to support the proposition that, "for as long as citizens have owned firearms, English and American law has restricted any right to carry in populated public places."
A draft of the piece is available on SSRN. The Essay will appear in finalized form on the Forum in early September.