This professor is from George Mason University which may as well be in the heart of washington DC.
I graduated from George Mason University School of Law. I would fully expect this type of analysis from a GMU professor, conservative and fair minded.
Judge Posner who wrote the opinion in Moore v. Madigan was particularly well regarded at GMU when I went there in the 90's.
The only liberal professor I had taught criminal law and even he was fair minded.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli also went to GMU School of Law. He is also helping the RKBA with an amicus brief in Kachalsky v. Cacase.