Hastings Journal on Gender and the Law


The Supreme Court has made numerous decisions regarding the constitutionality of abortion and gun ownership. Both highly cherished individual rights are systematically and consistently litigated. This article will explore how the documented history of Prohibition can be used to save both abortion and gun rights by examining how individual rights impact society as a whole. In addition, this article will examine the impact a oncerecognized right has when it is no longer in place. Prohibition can be used as a mechanism to ensure ongoing protections of these cherished individual rights.