Professor Volokh Quoted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on ‘Docs vs. Glocks’ Case and the First and Second Amendments

June 20, 2016—Professor Eugene Volokh was quoted in The Atlanta Journal- Constitution discussing a case challenging a Florida law that says that doctors cannot question their patients or their patient’s parents about guns in their home. The case, known as ‘Docs vs. Glocks’, calls the question of whether or not the First Amendment right of free speech can interfere with someone’s Second Amendment rights.

 

 “I think there’s no real conflict between the First and Second Amendments here,” said Professor Volokh, “ the Second Amendment bars the government from banning guns, but it doesn’t justify the government suppressing doctors’ speech that’s critical of gun ownership or that asks about gun ownership.”

 

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