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NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund's
Next Generation RKBA Scholars Seminar, 2012
H. Silberman spoke about the case behind Heller at the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund's Next Generation
Scholars Seminar weekend, January 7, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
Judge Silberman is Senior Judge on the US Court of Appeals for
the DC Circuit. He authored Parker v. D.C., which was affirmed by the Supreme Court in Heller.
Judge Silberman's speech is available HERE.
During the day, select young scholars heard, among others, Professor Randy Barnett, Professor Robert Cottrol, Professor Nicholas Johnson, Professor Joyce Malcolm, Dr. Stephen Halbrook, and Don Kates. The seminar included a lunch-time presentation of the first-ever law school textbook on the 2nd Amendment: FIREARMS LAW AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT: REGULATION, RIGHTS, AND POLICY (Aspen Publishers). Lead author Professor Nicholas Johnson and co-authors Professor David Kopel, Professor George Mocsary, and Professor Michael OShea spoke about the new book. Seminar scholars were given four chapters of the forthcoming text.
Academics and lawyers, young and old, heard Judge Silberman speak at the evening "Circle of 2nd Amendment Friendship Dinner" at the Omni Shoreham. Judge Silberman was introduced by Daniel D. Polsby, Dean of George Mason University School of Law.
On Sunday, the scholars traveled by chartered bus to the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, for a private tour of the National Firearms Museum and for shooting at the NRA range under the care and tutelage of NRA firearms trainers.
The scholars seminar was one of the final things that the late Congressman Harold Volkmer voted to fund as a Trustee of the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund.
Schedule for Saturday, January 7,
(The seminar was approved for CLE credits by New York and Utah.)
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The seminar was hosted by the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund,
a 501(c)(3) charitable/educational entity,
established by the NRA Board of Directors in 1978.
"This is a case of the pen saving the sword."
Next Generation RKBA Scholars Seminar
January 6, 7, and 8, 2012; Washington, D.C.