The Long and The Short of Bruen
We continue our look at the big cases that rocked the end of the Supreme Court term. Turning to the Bruen gun case, we see a long opinion and two short concurrences. An ambitious, contentious opinion by Justice Thomas riled many, especially in the wake of the continuing plague of shootings around America. We draw particular attention, however, to concurrences that may be the real news here. And if this case indeed has great impact, is it in its short-term policy implications, or its long-term constitutional lessons - or somewhere else? The case turns out, in Professor Amar’s “Princess Bride” view, to perhaps not mean what you think it means.
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