While at a conference last week I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion entitled: “The Second Amendment: Enforcing the Heller Decision.” A panel that included voices from across the political spectrum engaged in a give-and-take that well summarized developments in recent years. The discussion was recorded and you can view it here. I was quite pleased to have an opportunity to ask the panel to address the “as applied” challenges of the kind that Firearms Industry Consulting Group has helped to spearhead, and to find broad consensus on the panel for expanding the favorable case law through careful presentation of such cases.
My colleague, Josh Prince, has blogged much more extensively about the “as applied” challenges both with regard to non-violent, non-felony convictions as well as with regard to isolated encounters with the mental health establishment. FICG has had success with such challenges.
Published by Tom Odom, Esq.
Tom was born and raised outside of Philadelphia. He attended Rutgers University as an undergraduate and, later, University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he was an Executive Editor on the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. He served as a clerk to Judge Morton I. Greenberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Tom practiced law for ten years in Washington, D.C., handling matters before numerous federal administrative agencies and litigating several significant issues of federal constitutional law. He resigned his partnership for a full-time teaching position and spent the next ten years as a law professor at schools including Penn State/Dickinson School of Law, Rutgers School of Law -- Camden, University of Richmond School of Law, and Oklahoma City University School of Law. While a professor, Tom published three books on federal constitutional law and articles on various topics.
Tom joined the Prince Law Firm, P.C., due to his interest in protecting constitutional rights and the firm's reputation in representing individuals in firearms related matters. He assists clients in complying with regulatory requirements and in litigating when their rights have been infringed.
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