A week before a U.S. Supreme Court hearing of District of Columbia v. Heller, Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, discussed the case in a lunchtime lecture at the UNM School of Law. The high court was considering whether a Washington, D.C. firearm ban violates the Second Amendment.
Shapiro is a senior fellow in constitutional studies and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato he was special assistant/adviser to the Multi-National Force-Iraq on rule of law issues. He also practiced international, political, commercial and antitrust litigation at Patton Boggs and Cleary Gottlieb.
He writes the "Dispatches from Purple America" column for tcsdaily.com and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Weekly Standard, Roll Call and National Review Online. He has also appeared on Fox News, CBS, WGN, Voice of America, American Public Media's "Marketplace" and a variety of other TV and radio outlets.
The UNM Federalist Society sponsored the event.