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IU experts available to comment on U.S. Supreme Court concealed carry ruling

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that requires those who want to carry a concealed handgun outside of their home to demonstrate a special need. The 6-3 opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, said the state’s restrictions on concealed carry violate the Constitution. Indiana University legal, policy and public health experts are available to discuss the ruling and its implications. 

For more information, contact Barbara Brosher at bbrosher@iu.edu or 812-855-1175.

Pierre Atlas
IUPUI

Pierre Atlas

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Pierre Atlas teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Public Affairs and Criminal Justice programs in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI. A comparative political scientist by training, Atlas devoted much of his academic career to studying and writing about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, and other conflicts and conflict resolution. More recently, his comparative research and publications have examined how the legacy of the North American frontier helps explain contemporary political differences between the United States and Canada on issues such as Indigenous policy, the role of government, and gun laws and gun culture.

Expertise

U.S. foreign policy, Middle East politics, Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil wars and ethnic conflicts, terrorism, U.S. and Canada, gun culture and politics of gun control.

Paul Helmke
IU Bloomington

Paul Helmke

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Expertise

Mayoral leadership, gun control, urban issues, law and public policy, civic education and participation, nonprofit leadership.
Jon Macy
IU Bloomington

Jon Macy

School of Public Health

Jon Macy is an associate professor in applied health science. His research interests include public health policies, especially tobacco control policies and how they influence tobacco use behaviors; public health program planning, implementation and evaluation; and interventions to promote smoking cessation among adults and tobacco use prevention among adolescents.

Expertise

Public health policy, tobacco prevention, smoking cessation, gun violence.
Jody L. Madeira
IU Bloomington

Jody L. Madeira

Maurer School of Law

Professor Jody Madeira joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in 2007. Her scholarly interests involve empirical research; the role of emotion in law; the sociology of law; law, medicine and bioethics; and the Second Amendment. She is principal investigator on a grant to design and implement S.U.N., a multimedia web portal integrating educational videos and a mobile health tracking application for college students that addresses alcohol, marijuana, opioid and stimulant use disorders.

Expertise

Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, Second Amendment/firearm violence, interdisciplinary perspectives.
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