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If you could ask robert levy a question....

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Soybomb, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

    what would it be?

    I may be going to hear him speak in the morning and wouldn't mind having a couple questions in mind if the opportunity arises to ask them.

    So far the main thing thats come to mind is mentioning that during the oral arguments there seemed to be plenty of focus on self defense with justices talking about times to remove trigger locks and the like. Could he speculate how a decision here might effect concealed carry legislation or the lack of concealed carry legislation in the long term.....
  2. Jim March

    Jim March New Member

    How do we get incorporation against the states!?!

    Is there any chance we'll get it out of Heller?
  3. ctdonath

    ctdonath New Member

    How & when do we get 922(o) overturned?

    IIRC, I saw a letter from him (or was it Gura) basically saying "it ain't happening in the courts". As indicated in Heller oral arguments, there is little/no way to disallow categorical bans while allowing categorical bans (esp. when the latter is exactly what the Founding Fathers had in mind: modern standard-issue infantry arms). Problem is, legalizing modern MGs is a "third rail" issue which apparently SCOTUS will avoid/squelch at all costs. That may be the case, but just giving up for that reason is unacceptable.

    This question cannot be merely dismissed out-of-hand because there are a LOT of people who are going to take it on the minute the Heller verdict is published. It WILL be an issue, there WILL be suits, and those who know how to win such cases had better take seriously the fact that if they don't get involved, a bunch of people who allegedly don't know what they're doing could really muck things up (and not just for MGs).
  4. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

    I know how I would answer, but how would he answer those who say they "threw machine guns under the bus" and surrendered any dispute as to registration etc.
  5. mons meg

    mons meg New Member

    I wish I could find the interview Henry, but Levy basically answered that question previously by explaining how USSC arguments have their own particular style, and it wouldn't have done our case any good to argue all these peripheral issues, i.e. they were trying to win the case they brought.

    Edit: I had conflated David Hardy (Of Arms and the Law) quoting Alan Gura. Not an interview with Levy, my bad.

  6. Flyboy

    Flyboy New Member

    When I go to law school, can I get an internship with you?

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