Professor Winkler’s Book on Heller Case Cited in Vice

February 22, 2016—Professor Winkler’s book Gunfight, a history of the landmark Second Amendment case known as Heller, was cited in a Vice article examining Senator Ted Cruz’s exaggerated gun-rights record. Senator Cruz has repeatedly trumpeted his record as an avid defender of gun rights, especially his role on the winning side of the 2008 Heller decision; however, the only notation in the decision citing Senator Cruz's brief is in a footnote simply listing it alongside the many dozen others.

"Most amicus briefs are notable mainly for their lack of influence on the outcome of the dispute," Professor Winkler wrote in Gunfight.