December 5, 2019

12:15 pm - 1:20 pm, Central Time

The Future of the Second Amendment

The University of Chicago Law School, Room III, Chicago, Illinois

Professor Darrell A.H. Miller and William Taylor will be discussing the oral arguments in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York litigation. They will also discuss what gun control and Second Amendment litigation will look like going forward. 

Darrell A. H. Miller, Charles J. Merriam Scholar, Visiting Professor of Law at The University of Chicago.


Darrell A. H. Miller writes and teaches in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, civil procedure, state and local government law, and legal history. His scholarship has been published in leading law reviews such as the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, and has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States and in congressional testimony and legal briefs. With Joseph Blocher, he’s the author of The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press, 2018). When not visiting Chicago, he is the Melvin G. Shimm Professor of Law at Duke Law School.


Miller began his academic career at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he twice received the Goldman Award for Excellence in Teaching. Prior to joining the academy, Miller practiced complex and appellate litigation in Columbus, Ohio. He is a former clerk to Chief Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


William Taylor, Senior Appellate Counsel, Second Amendment Litigation


William joined Everytown as a Senior Counsel focusing on Second Amendment litigation in March 2018. Before then, he served, for more than five years, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Bureau at the New York Attorney General’s Office, where he represented the state and its agencies and officers in a wide variety of civil actions, with a particular focus on Second Amendment litigation. He was lead counsel in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Cuomo, in which the district court upheld New York’s restrictions on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines against a Second Amendment challenge, a decision later affirmed on appeal.