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Facts about mental illness and crime. Washington Post. Feb. 20, 2015.
Argentina's free press is in grave danger. Book review of Tiempos Turbulentos. The Kirchner regime's war on the free press and civil society. Washington Post. Feb. 9, 2015.
Christmas for everyone: The Graland Christmas Pageant. Here's a selection of great versions of Christmas carols. And the true story about how Christians, Jews, and atheists celebrated Christmas together, at Graland School in Denver in the 1960s and 1970s. Washington Post. Dec. 24, 2014.
Hillary Clinton's best campaign song: The Yellow Rose of Texas. Although the new pro-Hillary song is terrible, her 2008 campaign song "The Yellow Rose of Texas" shows her strengths. More than just a love song, "The Yellow Rose" tells us about our multiracial past and present. Washington Post. Dec. 9, 2014.
Watergate quiz. A quiz with 100 questions about the Watergate scandal. Washington Post. Oct. 29, 2014.
Bonidy v. United States: The Second Amendment at the post office. Analysis of challenge to gun ban in post offices and parking lots. Washington Post. Oct. 2, 2014.
America's Gun Debate Continues, with Schools in the Crossfire. "To the Point" on KCRW, Public Radio International. With Mark Follman, Mother Jones magazine; Josh Sugarmann, Violence Policy Center; Russ Moore, Shaker Junior High School. March 12, 2015. 33 minutes.
Colorado Inside Out. March 13, 2015. Full episode. Recreational marijuana sales set record. Denver Police pilot program on body cameras. I-70 project in Denver. Senators Bennet and Gardner announce shut-down stunt. Post-game: Denver municipal election ballot finalized.
Colorado Inside Out. March 6, 2015. Full episode. Lawsuit against lawful marijuana. Littleton voters require citizen approval for eminent domain and corporate welfare. Tolls on US-36 Boulder-Denver are fair. Rebutting the claim that Colorado voters are sexist.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 27, 2015. Full episode. Topics: DIA 20th anniversary. Oil & gas task force offers proposals. Proposed ban on red light cameras. Judge rules against Gaylord welfare hotel. Proposed restrictions on medical marijuana caregivers.
Colorado Inside Out. Feb. 20, 2015. Full episode. Topics: The opposition facing Chairman Ryan Call's re-election, Chief White and the Denver Police Protective Assoc. clash over protest policies, Dems hold public safety funding hostage to increased CBI hiring, the lawsuit filed by anti-drug organization Safe Streets over the legalization of retail marijuana. Post game: permitless handgun carry.
Armed Resistance to Genocide. Presentation on the armed resistance to genocide given to the Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors. YouTube.com. 82 minutes. Oct. 21, 2014.
Libertarianism.org Episode 49. The right to keep and bear arms. Interview by Aaron Powell and Trevor Burrus. Soundcloud.com. 57 minutes. Sept. 26, 2014.
Nat Hentoff interview. Kopel speaks with legendary music critic, journalist, syndicated columnist, and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff. They discuss the current state of civil liberties in America and Nat explains why Obama has been the worst president of all-time when it comes to our individual freedoms. YouTube.com. 55 minutes. Sept. 17, 2014.
Reforming Mental Health Law to Protect Public Safety and Help the Severely Mentally Ill . 59 Howard Law Journal (2015, forthcoming). With Clayton Cramer.
The History of Firearms Magazines and of Magazine Prohibition. 88 Albany Law Review (forthcoming 2015).
The Posse Comitatus and the Office of Sheriff: Armed Citizens Summoned to the Aid of Law Enforcement. 104 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 671 (2015).
The First Amendment Guide to the Second Amendment. 81 Tennessee Law Review 419 (2014).
Does the Second Amendment Protect Firearms Commerce? 127 Harvard Law Review 230 (2014).
From Razing a Village to Razing the Constitution: The Branch Davidian Stand-Off Twenty Years Later. 36 Reason Papers 72 (2014). With Paul Blackman.
Gun rights front and center at Evergreen Tea Party meeting. Canyon Courrier. Feb. 11, 2015.
PA Township Posts Signs: ‘This is not a gun free zone’. Breitbart.com. Feb. 9, 2015.
Senate concealed carry battle: Go ahead. Make their wait longer. Denver Post. Feb. 5, 2015.
Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher is surely one of a kind, as documentary shows. Kopel quoted on the great Denver politician. Colorado Statesman. Jan. 30, 2015.
Gun Control Groups See Future in State Ballot Initiatives. Time. Nov. 5, 2014.
Sheriffs brief in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Jan. 16, 2015. The website for the Colorado Sheriffs' federal civil rights lawsuit against the 2013 Bloomberg anti-gun bills is here.
Independence Institute, Cato Institute, Reason Foundation amicus brief in support of the SCt cert petition in Kerr v. Hickenlooper. Primary and Cato Authors: Ilya Shapiro, Julio Colomba, David B. Kopel, Manuel S. Klausner. Nov. 20, 2014.
Joel Esquenzi and Carlos Rodriguez v. United States of America. Washington Legal Foundation and the Independence Institute amicus brief in support of petitioners. United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Sept. 11, 2014.
Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District (2014). Independence Institute amicus brief to the Colorado Supreme Court in the Douglas County school vouchers case in support of the respondents.
Constitutional law professors in Jerusalem passport case, Zivotofsky v. Kerry, file Supreme Court amicus brief in support of petitioner.
The documents in Cooke et al. v. Hickenlooper are available here. Fifty-five Sheriffs, the Colorado Farm Bureau, disabled citizens, hunting guides, Women for Concealed Carry, and other plaintiffs have filed suit against the Colorado bills that ban magazines, and that outlaw some temporary transfers of firearms.
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