Stephen Halbrook’s Legal Revolution for Second Amendment Rights

Few individuals in recent years have had such a profound impact on scholarship, public debate and public policy as has Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook. The leading constitutional legal scholar and attorney on the Second Amendment, who has won three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Dr. Halbrook has authored numerous seminal books that have revolutionized legal understanding, including the following:

The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms

Securing Civil Rights: Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms

That Every Man Be Armed: The Evolution of a Constitutional Right

The results of this work have now been shown to have been crucial in a recent number of landmark legal decisions pertaining to the Second Amendment:

McDonald v. Chicago, U.S. Supreme Court

District of Columbia v. Heller, U.S. Supreme Court

State of Washington v. Christopher William Sieyes, Supreme Court of the State of Washington

Dr. Halbrook has also testifed in the confirmation hearings for Eric Holder, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, all of whom he has clearly and correctly critiqued for their confusion of and opposition to sound adherence to the intent and wording of the U.S. Constitution:

“On the Nomination of Eric H. Holder, Jr., for Attorney General of the United States”

“On the Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to Be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States”

“Confirmation Hearings for the Appointment of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States of America”

David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Institute and Publisher of the quarterly journal, The Independent Review.
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