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'The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment'

In 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to possess a firearm that isn't connected to service in a militia for purposes such as self-defense in the home. It made the Washington, D.C. law banning handguns and requiring all lawfully owned rifles and shotguns be kept "unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock" unlawful.

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Halina Pyzdrowski

Luther senior Pyzdrowski selected to research flood resilience during summer

Over the course of the last 10 years, Decorah and other communities across northeastern Iowa have experienced multiple floods characterized as 100-year floods. As the effects of climate change intensify, events like these are only expected to increase. Halina Pyzdrowski, Luther College senior of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is researching flood resilience in the Upper Iowa Watershed for her summer research project at the college.

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Storm Bailey

Civility and Trusting God: Thoughts on Risk and Society

In the opening lecture of the 2016-17 Paideia Texts and Issues series, Storm Bailey, Luther College assistant professor of philosophy, will discuss what it could mean to trust God and how that trust could impact civility and society. The lecture, "Civility and Trusting God: Thoughts on Risk and Society," will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Recital Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther campus.

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