Robert A. Levy

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Robert A. Levy, is Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the libertarian Cato Institute. He lives in a gated community in Naples, Florida.[1]

Levy joined the Cato Institute in 1997 after retiring from a successful career in business. Levy completed a doctorate in business at American University in 1966 and then founded CDA Investment Technologies, a financial information and software company. He sold the company in 1986 to a Dutch publishing company[1] but continued as CEO ot it until 1991. fAfter selling the company Levy enrolled in law school, which he graduated from in 1994. He "clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and for Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit." Between 1997 and 2007 Levy was an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University.[2]

Levy Backs Challenge to Washington D.C. Handgun Ban

In February 2003, six plaintiffs filed a case arguing that the city of Washington D.C.'s ban on handguns violated the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. (Under the 1976 law, residents aren't allowed to own handguns unless they wre registered before the ban came into effect). The case failed in the U.S. District Court but, in March 2007, the appellate court decided in favor of the plaintiffs. The case is currently under appeal before the Supreme Court. Levy bankrolled the case and worked on it from the outset with lawyer Clark M. Neily III.[1]

Affiliations

According to to his biographical note[2], Levy also sits on the boards of the:

Books

  • Robert A. Levy, Shakedown: How Corporations, Government, and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process, Cato Institute, * November 2004. ISBN 1-930865-61-9
  • Robert A. Levy, and William Mellor, The Dirty Dozen: How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom. Forthcoming, Spring 2008.

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paul Duggan, "Lawyer Who Wiped Out D.C. Ban Says It's About Liberties, Not Guns", Washington Post, March 18, 2007; Page A01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Robert A. Levy", Cato Institute, accessed March 2008.

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