Parker v. District of Columbia and the 2nd Amendment: Is There a Personal Right to Bear Arms?

Greenville Lawyers Chapter
Start : Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:00 PM
End : Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Add To Your Calendar

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
550 South Main Street, Suite 400
Greenville, SC 29601


  • Robert A. Levy, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, The Cato Institute

In Parker v. District of Columbia, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the District's gun control laws on the grounds that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to bear arms. Arguing that the Constitution grants no individualized right to bear arms, the District has petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari. Parker is the first federal appellate decision to overturn gun regulations on Second Amendment grounds and has sparked much discussion. To help us sort out the Court's holding and arguments for and against an individualized right to bear arms, Robert A. Levy of the Cato Institute will lead a lunch discussion meeting.

Levy authored an amicus brief in Parker, is senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, and formerly was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University. Levy clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Levy's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post, National Review, and many other publications. Levy has also discussed public policy on national radio and TV programs, including ABC's Nightline, CNN's Crossfire, Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, MSNBC's Hardball, and NBC's Today Show.

Registration details:

The Federalist Society invites you to this luncheon meeting of the Greenville Lawyers Chapter. The cost is $10 for lunch. Lunch will be served at noon, and the discussion will begin shortly thereafter. Adjournment is at about 1:00 p.m. RSVP to Bill Watkins at no later than July 27, 2007.