Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has asked the courts to lift an order that blocks California’s ban on large-capacity ...
[*] Associate Professor of Law, University of Tennessee. Yale Law School, 1985; . University of Tennessee, 1982. I would like to thank Brannon Denning and Brooks Smith, who contributed excellent research assistance. My thinking on this subject has benefited from conversations and correspondence with a number of individuals, including Neil Cohen, Ralph Davis, Barry Friedman, Don Kates, Rob Merges, Helen Smith, Tom Plank, and William Van Alstyne.
Justice Stevens' view represented the four dissenting justices and was more in alignment with the traditional position of the Court:
George Mason is considered the "Father of the Bill of Rights." Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights , which detailed specific rights of citizens. He was later a leader of those who pressed for the addition of explicitly stated individual rights as part of the . Constitution.