The Most Dangerous Branch: A well-regulated militia

This episode originally published in October 2021 as the second installment of our “Most Dangerous Branch” miniseries about the Supreme Court. Vox senior correspondent Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) talks with law professor Joseph Blocher and historian Carol Anderson about the Second Amendment, the triumph of the NRA's vision for that amendment, and an upcoming Supreme Court case that endangers more than a century of American gun control laws.

The Positive Second Amendment Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller, Joseph Blocher 

The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, Carol Anderson

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Libby Nelson, editorial advisor
Amber Hall, deputy editorial director of talk podcasts

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