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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, October 16, 2020

"Sifting for clues in Barrett’s criminal law opinions"

Evan Lee (Hastings) has this piece at ScotusBlog. In part:

Of the 21 criminal law opinions Judge Amy Coney Barrett has published while on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, seven were in favor of the defendant and 14 in favor of the government. It’s a small body of work, suggesting caution about drawing broad conclusions. Still, these opinions contain a few notable features.

In her responses to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s questionnaire, Barrett listed her panel dissent in Kanter v. Barr, strongly championing Second Amendment rights, as her most significant opinion. Two of her criminal law opinions seem to back up that commitment to protecting the constitutional right of gun ownership.

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