Cozen O’Connor: State Constitutional Law as a Basis For Federal Constitutional Interpretation: The Lessons of the Second Amendment

State Constitutional Law as a Basis For Federal Constitutional Interpretation: The Lessons of the Second Amendment

Kara Kapp, an associate in Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, published "State Constitutional Law as a Basis For Federal Constitutional Interpretation: The Lessons of the Second Amendment" in New Mexico Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2016.  This Article advocates that courts should rely more heavily on an underappreciated method of constitutional interpretation: reference to parallel state constitutional text and jurisprudence.

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