GUN short notice but attorney from DC gun case speaking at SIU-C

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  1. Soybomb

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    http://news.siu.edu/news/April08/040208par8031.jsp

    Robert A. Levy, the Florida attorney who helped shepherd constitutional
    arguments on gun control to the U.S. Supreme Court last month, will
    speak at the Southern Illinois University School of Law next week.
    Levy will lecture at 12:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, in the law
    school's auditorium. The law school's Federalist Society, a registered
    student organization, is sponsoring Levy's visit. Admission is free.
    Levy is challenging Washington, D.C.'s strict mid-1970s home rule law
    that bans private handgun ownership for people other than active and
    retired law enforcement officers. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral
    arguments March 18. A decision is expected this summer.
    The case marks the first time in nearly 70 years the U.S. Supreme Court
    will directly rule on a gun rights case. Some legal observers predict a
    decision recognizing individual gun ownership rights within the Second
    Amendment could result in challenges to other anti-gun regulations
    across the nation.
    The lecture is important because "gun control is a central issue that
    almost everyone has an opinion about," said Andrew J. Rankin, a
    second-year law student who is also president of the law school's
    Federalist Society.
    "Mr. Levy has personally funded the litigation of a case all the way to
    the U.S. Supreme Court that, no matter which side of the debate you may
    fall on, could have a direct effect on the legality of gun ownership
    for all Americans.
    "Learning more about the current and possible future status of gun
    control laws from the man who could turn such laws on their head will
    be a great educational experience for all who attend," Rankin said.
    Levy is a senior fellow in constitutional studies and a member of the
    board of directors at the Washington, D.C.-based Cato Institute, a
    non-profit public policy research foundation. Levy joined the Cato
    Institute in 1997 after 25 years in business, and founded CDA
    Investment Technologies.
    Levy earned a doctorate in business from the American University, and
    his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law.
    He is the author of several articles on investments, law and public
    policy. Levy's writings have appeared in publications including "The
    New York Times," "Wall Street Journal," "Washington Post," and
    "National Review." He has also appeared on national radio and
    television programs including "Nightline," "Crossfire," "The O'Reilly
    Factor," and "Hardball."
    Levy is also author of the 2004 book, "Shakedown: How Corporations,
    Government and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process." Another book
    he is co-authoring, "The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases
    Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom," is due out in the
    May.


    I may try to make it but not sure yet
     
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    I would go if I wasn't 2,000 miles west.
     
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    Odd that Illinois is hosting him. If I wasn't on a plane, and didn't live 6 hrs, away I'd think about it.
     
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    I'd love to go to this... :hsd:
     
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    Start driving :big grin:
     
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    anybody else think that this will just be a difference of opinion argument the entire time and not get anywhere?
     
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    lecture ;)
     
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    I drove right through your stomping grounds a couple weeks ago on my way home from finishing school.

    Once I got in the area, I remembered you were around there and wouldn't have minded buying a beer or something buuuuut it was around 7AM and I figured you weren't a raging alcoholic. :big grin:
     
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    I am but that means I sleep in ;)

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