Did the Law Cause Columbine? [Archive Collection]

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On August 13, 1999, the Federalist Society's Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group sponsored a panel at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The panel considered the question "Did the Law Cause Columbine?".



  • Introduction: Justice George Nicholson, California Court of Appeal, Third District
  • Moderator: Troy Eid, Chief Counsel to Gov. Bill Owens (CO)
  • Chief Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Ann Beeson, Staff Attorney, ACLU
  • Michael J. Horowitz, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Prof. William F. Kilpatrick, Boston College
  • James A. Rapp, Editor in Chief, Education Law


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