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Gun Regulation after the Heller Decision: What’s Next?

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Eric Friedman
(212) 382-6754
Christina Bruno
(212) 382-6656


Gun Regulation after the Heller Decision: What’s Next?
A Panel Discussion

 December 11 th, 6:00 p.m.— 8:00p.m., New York City Bar

Last June, the Supreme Court struck down the Washington, D.C. regulations on gun ownership, declaring in a 5-4 decision that the regulations violate the Second Amendment’s protection that the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” As a result, state and municipal gun regulations are under severe scrutiny in court proceedings and legislative proposals. This panel will discuss and debate these current developments and how the Supreme Court’s decision is affecting the controversy.


Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times


Michael A. Cardozo, Corporation Counsel of the City of New York

Ted Cruz , Solicitor General of the State of Texas, 2003 until May, 2008; partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Paul Helmke , President, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

Robert A. Levy , Chairman, Board of Directors, Cato Institute; co-counsel, District of Columbia v. Heller

Burt Neuborne , Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties, New York University School of Law

When: Thursday, December 11 th, 2008 , 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Where: New York City Bar, 42 W. 44 th Street

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the City Bar’s Committee on Senior Lawyers

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