Lund Drafts Amicus Curiae Brief for SAF in DC Second Amendment Case Before Supreme Court
Professor Nelson Lund has drafted an amicus curiae brief filed by the Second Amendment Foundation in District of Columbia v. Heller, an appeal of the landmark case that overturned the Washington, D.C., handgun ban. The case is to come before the Supreme Court.
Lund's brief has earned the praise of Second Amendment authority David Kopel, who called it "a model Supreme Court brief."
Lund argues in his brief that the Second Amendment right of the people to keep and bear arms would remain even if the militia was to be disbanded. "Congress cannot abolish this constitutional right of the people by abolishing the militia," he notes. "Neither can the right be limited to contexts in which its exercise contributes to the functioning of an organized militia that Congress is not even required to maintain."
The full text of the brief is available on the ABA's Supreme Court Preview website .
SAF Files Amicus Brief in D.C. Gun Ban Case Before Supreme Court, PRNewswire/USNewswire, February 12, 2008.