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SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 2/15/21

By on February 15, 2021 Categories: ,

One pending Second Amendment cert petition that I had overlooked (thanks to an observant reader for pointing it out!): McGinnis v. United States. It’s a direct Second Amendment challenge to 922(g)(8), the federal law barring firearm possession for those subject to certain types of restraining orders. And it’s heading to conference this Friday! That leaves an off chance of announcement Friday if the Court wants to take it up; otherwise, we will probably see the result in next Monday’s order list. The government’s opposition brief was filed on January 15, likely one of the Trump administration’s last formal position statements on the Second Amendment. (If the petition is granted, the Biden administration’s DOJ will do the merits briefing.)

Petitions Pending

Case Ct. Below Pet. Filed Implicated Law/Issue Status
Hobbs v. United States

(20-171)

6th Cir. 13-Aug-20 Guilty plea under 922(g) without knowledge of disqualifying status

 

distributed at

8-Jan-2021 conf.

McGinnis v. United States

(20-6046)

5th Cir. 13-Oct-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(8) distributed for 19-Feb-21 conf.
Holloway v. Barr

(20-782)

3d Cir. 3-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) response due 10-Mar-2021
Mai v. United States

(20-819)

9th Cir. 9-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(4) response due 19-Mar-2021
Folajtar v. Barr

(20-812)

3d Cir. 11-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) response due 17-Mar-2021
Knowles v. Hart

(20-840)

11th Cir. 17-Dec-20 Fourth Amendment challenge to use of deadly force against person with holstered weapon reply due @

18-Feb-2021

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett

(20-843)

2d Cir. 17-Dec-20 Challenge to New York’s good cause public carry regime response due 22-Feb-2021
Flick v. Rosen 11th Cir. 29-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) response due

8-Mar-2021

Petitions Disposed

Case Ct. Below Pet. Filed Implicated Law/Issue Status
Greer v. United States

(19-8709)

11th Cir. 8-Jun-2020 Scope of appellate review for Rehaif errors Cert Granted
Caniglia v. Strom

(20-157)

1st Cir. 10-Aug-20 Fourth Amendment challenge to gun removal Cert Granted
United States v. Gary

(20-444)

4th Cir. 5-Oct-20 Guilty plea under 922(g) without being informed that knowledge is an element of the offense

(Govt is petitioner)

Cert Granted
Rodriguez v. San Jose

(19-1057)

9th Cir. 21-Feb-20 Warrantless search and seizure of firearms under Fourth Amendment Cert Denied
Johnson v. United States

(19-1390)

4th. Cir. 12-Jun-20 Vagueness challenge to the Armed Career Criminal Act’s elements clause Cert Denied
Zoie H. v Nebraska

(19-1418)

Neb. Sup. Ct. 22-June-20

 

Second and Sixth Amendment challenge to jury-less conviction that can result in gun disqualifer for juveniles Cert Denied
Caldara v. City of Boulder

(20-416)

10th Cir. 24-Sep-20 Federal court abstention over Second Amendment claims being adjudicated in state court Cert Denied
Torres v. United States

(20-5579)

9th Cir. 27-Aug-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) Cert Denied
E.H. v. Florida Dept. Ag. (Pro se)

(20-627)

Fla. Ct. App. 9-Oct-20 Challenge to firearm license denial based on prior mental health commitment Cert Denied
Porter v. United States

(20-522)

6th Cir. 16-Oct-20 Challenge to ACCA enhancement Cert Denied
Yoo v. United States

(20-550)

5th Cir. 21-Oct-20 Challenge to conviction based on misstatements on Form 4473 (req’d for purchase at a gun dealer) Cert Denied