The 10th Annual Harlan Institute-Ashbrook Virtual Supreme Court

The 10th Annual Harlan Institute-Ashbrook Virtual Supreme Court

The Harlan Institute and Ashbrook are pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Virtual Supreme Court Competition. This competition offers teams of two high school students the opportunity to research cutting-edge constitutional law, write persuasive appellate briefs, argue against other students through video chats, and try to persuade a panel of esteemed attorneys during oral argument that their side is correct. This year the competition focuses on New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc v. Bruen . The competition is endorsed by the Center for Civic Education’s We The People Competition : “The Center for Civic Education is excited to endorse the Virtual Supreme Court Competition. The Competition is relevant for high school students studying the Constitution and Bill of Rights.” -Robert Leming, Director, We the People Programs, Center for Civic Education Resolved : Whether the Second Amendment allows the government to prohibit a law-abiding person from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense Using historical materials related to the Second Amendment, and the precedents of the United States Supreme Court, teams of two high-school students will write an appellate brief, and present oral arguments, addressing this question: Does the Second Amendment allow the government to prohibit a law-abiding person from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense? Petitioners will argue that the Second Amendment prohibits states from denying a law-abiding person a license to carry a handgun outside the home. Respondents will argue that the Second Amendment does not prohibit states from denying a law-abiding person a license […]

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