Litigation Highlight: New Cert Petition in Culp v. Raoul

  • Date:
  • October 17, 2019

Last week, several plaintiffs filed a petition for certiorari asking the Supreme Court to review a Seventh Circuit decision upholding Illinois’s refusal to allow most non-residents to apply for a concealed-carry license. Here’s from the Question Presented:

This Court has held that the Second Amendment “guarantee[s] the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation.” District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 592 (2008). Illinois prohibits the non-residents of 45 states from applying for an Illinois concealed carry license, regardless of their individual qualifications and training.

 The question presented is:

Whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms requires that the State of Illinois allow qualified non-residents to apply for an Illinois concealed carry license.

The response is currently due November 14, 2019. Like its other pending Second Amendment cases, the Court may very well decide to hold Culp until it resolves New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York.