• Pointing Guns, Texas Law Review (forthcoming) (with others)
  • Two Concepts of Gun Liberty, Quinnipiac Law Review (forthcoming)
  • When Guns Threaten the Public Sphere: Recovering the Common Law Approach to Public Safety, 115 Northwestern University Law Review (forthcoming) (with Reva Siegel)
  • Cities, Preemption, and the Statutory Second Amendment, 87 University of Chicago Law Review (forthcoming)
  • True Threats and the Second Amendment, The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (forthcoming) (with Bardia Faghihvaseghi)
  • Why Regulate Guns?The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (forthcoming) (with Reva Siegel)

Works in Progress

  • Historical Gun Laws Targeting 'Dangerous' Groups and Outsiders () (with Catie Carberry)
  • Judicial Ideology and Second Amendment Doctrine () (with Eric Ruben)
  • ‘The Second Amendment is Not a Second-Class Right’: A Case Study in Constitutional Rhetoric () (with Eric Ruben)


Articles & Essays

Issues Edited

Newspaper Articles and Commentary

  • Why Do States Ban “Electioneering” but Allow Guns at Polling Places?, Slate () (with Alan Chen)
  • Symposium: Disrupting the Consensus on Second Amendment Doctrine Would be a Mistake, SCOTUSblog () (with Eric Ruben)
  • Sure, Trump Can Buy Greenland. But Why Does He Think It’s up to Denmark?, Politico Magazine () (with Mitu Gulati)
  • The “Handgun Article” in Justice Powell’s Papers, Second Thoughts ()
  • What Firearms Law and Regulatory Scholarship Can Learn from Each Other, The Regulatory Review () (with Darrell A.H. Miller)
  • If Countries Won’t Take Refugees for Moral Reasons, Let’s Give Them Financial Incentives, Quartz () (with Mitu Gulati)
  • The Fourth Circuit's "Assault Weapons" Ruling: Alternative Holdings and Alternative Weapons, ACSblog ()
  • Speech, Guns and Docs v. Glocks, ACSblog ()
  • Court-hacking Comes to North Carolina, News & Observer () (with Neil Seigel)
  • We Can Regulate Guns at the Local Level, Too, New York Times ()
  • Guest Post: Ukraine and Russia-You Break It, You Bought It, () (with Mitu Gulati)
Joseph Blocher

Joseph Blocher

Room: 3174
Assistant: Theresa Boyce
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
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