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SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 6/15/20

By on June 15, 2020 Categories: ,

Wow – big news out of the Supreme Court’s order list this morning. The Court denied *every* pending Second Amendment cert petition. Justice Thomas, joined in part by Justice Kavanaugh, dissented from the cert denial in Rogers. This outcome was one possibility I highlighted last week, though I thought then such a possibility was unlikely. We’ll have more analysis of the dissent and what the Court’s action means coming up later this week.

Case Ct. Below Pet. Filed Implicated Law/Issue Status
Mance v. Barr  5th Cir. 19-Nov-18 Federal ban on out-of-state handgun purchases Cert Denied
Rogers v. Grewal  3rd Cir. 20-Dec-18 NJ “may issue” public carry regime Cert Denied
Pena v. Horan  9th Cir. 28-Dec-18 California’s Unsafe Handgun Act (microstamping, etc.) Cert Denied
Gould v. Lipson  1st Cir. 1-Apr-19 MA “may issue” public carry regime (as implemented locally) Cert Denied
Cheeseman v. Polillo N.J. 28-June-19 NJ “may issue” public carry regime Cert Denied
Ciolek v. New Jersey N.J. 18-July-19 NJ “may issue” public carry regime Cert Denied
Daniel v. Armslist Wisc. 29-July-19 Scope of immunity for gun-broker website under Communications Decency Act Cert Denied
Remington Arms v. Soto Conn. 1-Aug-19 Scope of  gunmaker immunity under the Protection for Lawful Commerce in Arms Act Cert Denied
Guedes v. ATF D.C. Cir. 29-Aug-19 Ban on bump stocks Cert Denied
Medina v. Barr D.C. Cir. 30-Aug-19 Ban on felon possession under 922(g)(1) (as applied) Cert Denied
Worman v. Healey 1st Cir. 23-Sep-19 Ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines Cert Denied
Malpasso v. Pallozzi 4th Cir. 26-Sep-19 MD “may issue” public carry regime Cert Denied
Pennsylvania v. Hicks Penn. 27-Sep-19 How a firearm can factor into reasonable suspicion under the Fourth Amendment Cert Denied
Culp v. Raoul 7th Cir. 10-Oct-19 IL refusal to grant carry permits to most non-residents Cert Denied
Matsura v. United States 9th Cir. 25-Oct-19 Unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person Cert Granted; vacated and remanded
Baker v. City of Trenton, MI 6th Cir. 26-Nov-19 Reasonableness of warrantless search in light of the Second Amendment Cert Denied
Wilson v. Cook County, IL 7th Circ. 27-Nov-19 Assault weapons and high-capacity magazine ban Cert Denied
Beers v. Barr 3rd Cir. 9-Jan-20 Unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person (involuntarily committed) Cert Granted; vacated and remanded
Rodriguez v. San Jose 9th Cir. 21-Feb-20 Warrantless search and seizure of firearms under Second & Fourth Amendments resp. requested –due 22-June-20