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Title:

Evolution in the interpretation of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the Supreme Court cases

Creator:

Dziuba, Anna

ORCID:

0000-0001-8425-2819

Subject and Keywords:

second amendment ; Constitution of the United States of America ; right to bear arms ; precedent ; Supreme Court of the United States

Abstract:

To this day, the true significance of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America is not obvious and generates many comments. Taking into account the doubts about the goals and ideological assumptions of the Founding Fathers and the resulting interpretation disputes, the judicature has approached it over the years in different ways. The purpose of this article is to analyze the content of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States in the light of Supreme Court decisions. Due to the fact that the rudiment intention to introduce amendments to the Constitution was to adapt constitutional values to the changing view on political and social issues, the article shows how the interpretation of the Second Amendment modifies and evolves in the terms of time from its collective to individual approach. Due to the abundance of jurisprudence, the Author will present the important rulings that show how the linguistic meaning of the Second Amendment often leads to different interpretation decisions and how efforts made by social organizations change opinion of the public and, consequently, the jurisprudence of citizens’ access to weapons.

Place of publishing:

Wrocław

Publisher:

E-Wydawnictwo. Prawnicza i Ekonomiczna Biblioteka Cyfrowa. Wydział Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Contributor:

Górnicki, Leonard. Red.

Date issued:

2020

Detailed Type:

journal

Identifier:

ISSN 2450-3932

DOI:

10.34616/fiuw.2020.2.81.96

Language:

pol ; eng

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Is referenced by:

www.fiw.prawo.uni.wroc.pl

Replaces:

Folia Iuridica Wratislaviensis

Access rights:

The use of this material is allowed only with accordance of applicable rules of fair use or other exceptions provided by law, and any broader use requires the permission of the authorized entity

License:

Making materials available on the basis of the agreement with the owner of the property copyrights

Rights holder:

Copyright by Wydział Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Location of original object:

Library of the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics

Autor opisu:

WR U/PAdal