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SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 3/15/21

By on March 15, 2021 Categories: ,

Justice Barrett has been on the Supreme Court for coming up on five months, and the Court has yet to accept any Second Amendment cases for review. (It has denied review in at least three challenges directly raising Second Amendment issues.)  After Justice Kavanaugh took the bench in 2018, it took only about three months for the Court to grant review in NYSRPA in January 2019. Most observers, myself included, expected Justice Barrett’s addition to the Court to prompt a renewed enthusiasm for Second Amendment claims. Of course, part of the reason the Court has not yet taken a case may have as much to do with the available options as with any hesitancy on the part of the justices. But coming up in the next few weeks, the Court should have a fairly wide variety of options to choose from if it does want to hop back into the fray.

Petitions Pending

Case Ct. Below Pet. Filed Implicated Law/Issue Status
Fleury v. Massachusetts

(20-1122)

App. Ct. Mass. 2-Nov-20 Challenge to Mass. firearm storage law response due 18-Mar-2021
Holloway v. Barr

(20-782)

3d Cir. 3-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) reply due 9-Apr-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 distributed for 19-Mar-21 conf.
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 distributed for 26-Mar-21 conf.
Flick v. Rosen

(20-902)

11th Cir. 29-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) reply due @

7-Apr-2021

Libertarian Party of Erie County v. Cuomo

(20-1151)

2d Cir. 9-Feb-21 Challenge to New York’s pistol permit regime response due

25-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 Argument set for 24-Mar-2021
Hobbs v. United States

(20-171)

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

 

Likely being held pending Gary
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
McGinnis v. United States

(20-6046)

5th Cir. 13-Oct-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(8) 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