Litigating The Second Amendment After Heller and McDonald

Cleveland Lawyers Chapter
Start : Wednesday, December 08, 2010 11:45 AM
End : Wednesday, December 08, 2010

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The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Ave., Second Floor
Cleveland, OH 44115

Featured Speakers:
Alan Gura



  • Alan Gura, Gura and Possessky, PLLC

In the past few years, the United States Supreme Court has addressed the Second Amendment in two landmark decisions: District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. The City of Chicago. The Supreme Court has now established the Second Amendment as a fundamental individual right and that the Second Amendment applies to states and localities as well as the Federal Government. This has removed over one hundred years of ambiguity and opened up a new area of litigation involving the Second Amendment.

Mr. Alan Gura was highly instrumental in both Heller and McDonald. Those cases and core aspects of the right to bear arms and expected litigation of Second Amendment claims in the future. Mr. Gura is a founding partner of Gura and Possessky, PLLC. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Terrance W. Boyle, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. He has also served as Deputy Attorney General for the State of California and previously practiced law in the D.C. offices of Sidley & Austin. He also served as counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight. He is a 1995 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He has authored numerous publications on the Second Amendment and other constitutional issues.


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