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SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 6/7/21

By on June 7, 2021 Categories: ,

One big news item on the Second Amendment-in-the-courts front is the district court opinion last Friday striking down California’s assault weapons ban in Miller v. Bonta. It’s not hard to see that case ending up before the Supreme Court. It’s the first federal judicial opinion striking down one of these laws, expressly disagreeing with the First, Second, Fourth, Seventh, and D.C. Circuits and a sister district court in California that upheld the same law. I have a two-part blog series coming tomorrow that will break down and assess the opinion. But before that winds its way up to the Court (which will likely take a few years at the earliest), we’re still watching the cases coming up as the Court prepares to hear Corlett next term.

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; opening br. due 2-July-2021; arguments not yet scheduled
Libertarian Party of Erie County v. Cuomo

(20-1151)

2d Cir. 9-Feb-21 Challenge to New York’s pistol permit regime distributed for 17-June-2021 conf.
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 response due 16-June-2021 (Court called for response)
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 state waived right to respond
Young v. Hawaii

(20-1639)

9th Cir. 11-May-21 Challenge to Hawaii’s restrictive open carry law response due 24-June-2021
Weber v. Ohio

(20-1640)

Ohio Sup. Ct. 21-May-21 Challenge to Ohio law barring carrying/using firearms while intoxicated response due 24-June-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 Decided 17-May-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)

Argued 20-Apr-2021
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