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The Week Ahead

Wednesday is the deadline for the District of Columbia to file a petition for review in the Second Amendment gun rights case, District of Columbia v. Heller, though it’s widely expected that DC will release details of its case at this morning’s press conference (see details here). The D.C. Circuit struck down the city’s handgun control law, one of the strictest in the nation. The blog will post the petition as soon as it becomes available.

On Friday, the Justice Department will file a petition for rehearing en banc in the D.C. Circuit Court in the combined cases of Bismullah v. Gates and Parhat v. Gates — cases in which the Circuit Court laid down the basic procedural rules for judicial review of “enemy combatant” rulings for Guantanamo Bay detainees.

Top side briefs are due Wednesday in Snyder v. Louisiana (06-10119). (Click here for prior coverage of the case.)

No bottom side briefs are due this week.