Mock Oral Argument in the Case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. New York
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-28
In the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to have a handgun at home for self-defense. In an ensuing case, justices made clear that this right also applies against state and local governments. However, they have, until now, declined to say anything more about how far states and cities can go in restricting gun rights. Earlier this year, the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association requested, and was granted, review of the New York City’s ban on transferring licensed, unloaded guns anywhere outside the city limits, providing an opportunity for the Court to set some legal standards in gun rights cases. Come witness mock oral arguments for this highly significant Second Amendment case!
In their third annual edition of this panel, Elizabeth Canapary, J.D., assistant professor of Criminal Justice and coordinator of the Criminal Justice and Paralegal programs, will argue in defense of New York; and Lance Roxas, Ph.D., assistant professor of Political Science, will argue on behalf of the New York State Pistol and Rifle Association.
*Approved substantive CLE – 1.0 credits