Constitutional scholar to discuss gun control, healthcare, electionsEvent is June 20
Robert Levy from the Cato Institute will lead a public policy debate focusing on gun control, healthcare and election finances at 6 p.m. June 20 at the USDA: Agricultural Extension Center, at 589 Raccoon Road in Waynesville. The event is free and open to the public.
Levy has made appearances on ABC’s Nightline, CNN’s Crossfire, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC’s Hardball, and NBC’s Today Show. He is also the author of The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom.
In his presentation, Levy will contrast constitutional perspectives — liberal versus conservative versus libertarian.
Levy was co-counsel in the District of Columbia versus Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), a case where the Supreme Court declared provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 as unconstitutional, reversing anti-gun legislation.
In 2002, Robert A. Levy, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, began a planned Second Amendment lawsuit that he would personally finance.
The event is being sponsored by Haywood County TEA.
CATO Institute is a ‘think tank’ dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. It is independent and non-partisan.
In the case District of Columbia v. Heller, Levy’s arguments, the Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 as unconstitutional.
"In times like these, we must discuss ways to preserve freedom. Rights are being trampled upon," said Lynda Bennett, tea party executive. "Many legal questions stem from the invasion of privacy such as emails being spied upon, phones being tapped and the IRS targeting people to prevent them from expressing their beliefs."
In his talk “Contrasting Constitutional Perspectives: Liberal vs. Conservative vs. Libertarian," Levy will discuss the Constitutional aspects of implementing the new healthcare law and will link public policy debates on gun rights, healthcare and election issues to the Constitution.