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SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 9/20/21

Posted by on September 20, 2021

The State’s brief has now been filed in Bruen and we’re only one week away from the Supreme Court’s Long Conference, in which it will consider whether to take up several other pending Second Amendment challenges, including major challenge to open carry laws (Young), large-capacity magazine bans (ANRPC), and as-applied challenges to certain person-based prohibitors […]

SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 9/13/21

Posted by on September 13, 2021

Last week, the Supreme Court announced that it will be live-streaming oral arguments for the beginning of the term, which means that Bruen will be livestreamed at the Court’s website on November 3. The Center will have near-live coverage of arguments, and I may even live tweet (@JacobCharlesNC) through them if I can do so […]

SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 9/6/21

Posted by on September 6, 2021

In just three weeks, the Supreme Court will reconvene to consider all the pending cert petitions that accumulated over its summer recess. The Term officially begins in about a month, and it is shaping up to be a momentous one. On the Second Amendment front, we’re watching to see if the Court will take any […]

SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 8/23/21

Posted by on August 23, 2021

The *very big news* in SCOTUS Second Amendment world is that we now have a set date for oral argument: November 3rd! We will be blogging about the case and creating an annotated oral argument transcript again this year, just like we did for New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New […]

SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 8/16/21

Posted by on August 16, 2021

Several of the pending Second Amendment challenges have now been distributed for the Court’s Long Conference at the end of September. When and if the Court acts on those petitions may give us insight ahead of Bruen about what the next big case might look like. And we’re likely to have more cert petitions reaching […]

Breaking Down the Initial Amicus Briefs in Bruen

Posted by on August 11, 2021

In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen, the Supreme Court will answer: Did New York’s denial of petitioners’ applications for concealed-carry licenses for self-defense violate the Second Amendment? New York bars open carry of handguns, and the state has a “may issue” licensing scheme to carry a concealed handgun. This means […]

SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 8/9/21

Posted by on August 9, 2021

Bruen is likely to have an argument date set soon, and some of the filings suggest the possibility of a late fall argument date. Before we hear the justices take on that case, however, we’ll get earlier insight into how they view the case: a host of cert petitions are being distributed for the Court’s […]

SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 7/26/21

Posted by on July 26, 2021

In Bruen, the opening and amicus briefs supporting the petitioners and in support of neither side have now been filed. We will have some analysis of those opening briefs on the blog in the next few weeks. In the meantime, the petition landscape looks to be holding steady, but I suspect that over the summer […]

On Cedar Point Nursery and Firearm Regulations

Posted by on July 23, 2021

On June 22, the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments in Duncan v. Bonta. The bulk of the arguments regarded the challengers’ claim that California’s large capacity magazine (LCM) ban violates their second amendment rights. Judge Paul Watford, however, focused on their takings claim, training all six of his questions to both sides on the subject. […]

SCOTUS Gun Watch – Week of 7/19/21

Posted by on July 19, 2021

Given our recent guest post series on Corpus Linguistics and the Second Amendment, we haven’t done a SCOTUS Gun Watch for a few weeks. And, since the Court is now on its summer recess, we’ll be doing these every other week instead of every week. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of […]