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Malcolm and Claeys Present Program for Mercatus CLE Series

On October 14, Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm and Professor Eric Claeys presented "The Privileges or Immunities Clause and its Relationship to the Supreme Court's Decision, McDonald v. Chicago" for the Mercatus Center's CLE series at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.

Claeys' and Malcolm's course examined the role of the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment in the protection of individual rights and its application to state-imposed limits on the Second Amendment right to bear arms in McDonald v. City of Chicago.

Claeys' presentation examined the role of the Privileges or Immunities Clause in the protection of individual rights and reviewed three leading theories on the interpretation of the Privileges or Immunities Clause.

Malcolm gave a brief history of Second Amendment law, a critique of the Supreme Court opinions District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, and discussed the competing standards for incorporation, as well as Justice Thomas’s effort to return the Privileges or Immunities Clause to its original purpose. 

Mercatus Center Capitol Hill Campus CLE courses are offered only to Congressional, federal agency and Library of Congress attorneys and counsels.

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