Heller and The Constitutional Right of Self-Defense

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July 8 2008 7:01 AM

Heller and The Constitutional Right of Self-Defense

Inconversation Sandy Levinson has impressed on me several curiousfeatures of the Second Amendment right of self-defense recentlyrecognized in District of Columbia v. Heller . The more I think about this new right the Court has recognized, the more curious it becomes.

Jack M. Balkin is Knight professor of constitutional law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School.

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