DURHAM — Campbell Law Professor Greg Wallace joined North Carolina Central Law Professor April Dawson at Duke School of Law on Feb. 4 to discuss a recent U.S. Supreme Court case concerning the Second Amendment as well as other current issues surrounding firearm regulation and legislation. The Duke Center for Firearms Law hosted the event.
Professors Wallace and Dawson discussed a pending Supreme Court case — New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York — in which the high court heard oral argument regarding the Second Amendment for the first time in nearly a decade. The panel also discussed the Court’s docket in which several petitions for review are pending that present complicated Second Amendment questions such as bans on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines, and laws requiring individuals to show good cause to obtain a license to carry in public, according to Duke Law’s website.
Professor Wallace teaches Constitutional Law at Campbell Law with an emphasis on Second Amendment rights, constitutional interpretation, and the separation of church and state. Before joining the Campbell Law faculty in 1995, Professor Wallace served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Susan Webber Wright and was a visiting professor at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock School of Law.
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