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SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 3/22/21

By on March 22, 2021 Categories: ,

This morning, the Court denied cert in Knowles v. Hart, a Fourth Amendment challenge that questioned whether the presence of a weapon (which the challengers claimed was holstered) could justify deadly force. Although Knowles was not a Second Amendment case, we are always aiming to watch major gun cases, including ones that raise Fourth Amendment questions. This week, in fact, the Court is hearing oral argument in Caniglia v. Strom that concerns the community-caretaker exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement and centers a dispute about gun seizures.

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 state waived right to resp.
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) reply due @ 19-Apr-2021
Folajtar v. Barr

(20-812)

3d Cir. 11-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) reply due @ 19-Apr-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 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

Keahey v. Marquis

(20-1298)

6th Cir. 16-Mar-21 Failure to give self-defense instruction response due 19-Apr-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
Knowles v. Hart

(20-840)

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