New York Law Journal
Gun Control and the Constitution: Should History Be Decisive?
February 8, 2013
Richard G. Menaker, a partner at Menaker & Herrmann, writes that Scalia's 'Heller' decision insists that the arms clause in the Declaration of Rights 'was clearly an individual right, having nothing whatever to do with service in a militia,' but the historical reality is different, and considerably more complex.
City Does Not Have to Give Handgun Data to New York Times, Panel Rules
February 7, 2013
New York City does not have to turn over a database showing the names and addresses of residents with handgun permits in response to a Freedom of Information Law request, a unanimous First Department panel has ruled, reversing a lower court.
New York's Not-So-Well-Regulated Right to Bear Arms
February 7, 2013
Steven Wasserman, an attorney with the Legal Aid Society, writes that a recent decision endorses the status quo in New York, which for over a century has denied concealed weapons permits to all but a select few civilians, but its endorsement of a near-ban on carrying guns in public is of national significance, because it portends a pluralistic approach to the Right to Bear Arms.
Challenges to Gun Regulation and Second Amendment Turmoil
February 6, 2013
In his Civil Rights and Civil Liberties column, Christopher Dunn, the associate legal director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, writes: In three cases decided in the last eight months, the Second Circuit has started to confront fundamental questions about the contours of the Second Amendment and the critical issue of its relationship to other protections in the Bill of Rights, particularly those in the First Amendment.