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March 18, 2007

Wash Post piece on strategic Second Amendment litigation

Today's issue of the Washington Post includes this intriguing front-page article about the DC Second Amendment litigation headlined "Lawyer Who Wiped Out D.C. Ban Says It's About Liberties, Not Guns."  Here is how the piece begins:

Meet the lawyer who conceived the lawsuit that gutted the District's tough gun-control statute this month.  Meet the lawyer who recruited a group of strangers to sue the city and bankrolled their successful litigation out of his own pocket.  Meet Robert A. Levy, staunch defender of the Second Amendment, a wealthy former entrepreneur who said he has never owned a firearm and probably never will.

After reading this article, I wonder if I can convince Levy to now start bankrolling some strategic Eighth Amendment litigation.

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I am pleased that the Washington Post emphasized the constitutional aspect of our lawsuit. My major regret is that our lead counsel, Alan Gura, didn't receive the credit he deserves. Alan has worked for next-to-minimum-wage and has been our legal superstar. Parker v. DC prevailed in major part because of Alan's prodigious efforts.

Posted by: Bob Levy | Mar 18, 2007 9:36:06 AM

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