Saul Cornell

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Saul Cornell, is the Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University, a former Professor of history at Ohio State University and the former Director of the Second Amendment Research Center at the John Glenn Institute.[1]

He received a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989 [2] and is now one of the nation’s leading authorities on early American constitutional thought.[3]

He is the author of The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America (1999) for which he won the 2001 Cox Book Prize and A Well-Regulated Militia: the Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America (2006). He is also the co-author of many other publications, including the textbook Visions of America: A History of the United States (2009). Recently, he authored an article on Salon regarding the 2011 Tucson shooting and Gun Control.[4]

In addition to book writing, he has contributed to numerous Amicus curiae briefs in court cases involving the 2nd Amendment.[5] Most notably, he is the co-author of an Amicus Brief supporting Washington D.C.'s hand gun ban filed in District of Columbia v. Heller.[6]


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