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Paul Bender is an expert in U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is coauthor of the two-volume casebook/treatise, Political and Civil Rights in the United States. Bender has argued more than 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and actively participates in constitutional litigation in federal and state courts.

Bender is professor of law and dean emeritus for the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.

He has served as a member of the Hopi Tribe’s Court of Appeals, and is currently Chief Justice of the Fort McDowell Nation Supreme Court, and the San Carlos Apache Court of Appeals.

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I think that the main reason why the Supreme Court has not taken cases since Heller is that the court has not been presented with a case involving a gun regulation that goes beyond the kinds of regulations that Heller recognizes as being consistent with the Second Amendment.

— Paul Bender, ASU Now