Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m., we expect the Court to issue additional orders from the November 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

McDonald v. City of Chicago

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1521 7th Cir. Mar 2, 2010
Jun 28, 2010 5-4 Alito OT 2009

Holding: The Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms in self defense applies against state and local governments as well as the federal government.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 28, 2010. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Justice Stevens filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Breyer also filed a dissent, joined by Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor.

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