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SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 5/17/21

By on May 17, 2021 Categories: ,

The Supreme Court is set to wrap up its current term in the next few weeks, with several major opinions left to issue on a wide range of issues. Next year at this time, we will likely be starting the countdown for a decision in Corlett. For now, we wait for the briefing to start in earnest on the case and expect most other Second Amendment petitions to be held pending the Corlett decision. But as new opinions come down, we will be writing about the insight those cases give us into the possible reasoning of the justices in Corlett, with a focus on the ways the justices are describing their methodological commitments in continuing to adjudicate constitutional challenges.

Petitions Pending

Case Ct. Below Pet. Filed Implicated Law/Issue Status
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 Cert Granted
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-May-2021

Keahey v. Marquis

(20-1298)

6th Cir. 16-Mar-21 Failure to give self-defense instruction response due 11-June-2021 (Court called for response)
Russell v. New Jersey

(20-1419)

N.J. Superior Ct. 2-Apr-21 Challenge to New Jersey’s good cause public carry law distributed for 27-May-2021 conf.
Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs v.

Grewal

(20-1507)

3d Cir. 26-Apr-21 Challenge to New Jersey ban on magazines holding 10 rounds or more response due 28-May-2021

Petitions Disposed

Case Ct. Below Pet. Filed Implicated Law/Issue Status
Flick v. Rosen

(20-902)

11th Cir. 29-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) Cert Denied
Fleury v. Massachusetts

(20-1122)

App. Ct. Mass. 2-Nov-20 Challenge to Mass. firearm storage law Cert Denied
Holloway v. Barr

(20-782)

3d Cir. 3-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) Cert Denied
Mai v. United States

(20-819)

9th Cir. 9-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(4) Cert Denied
Folajtar v. Barr

(20-812)

3d Cir. 11-Dec-20 As-applied challenge to 922(g)(1) Cert Denied
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 held on 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