|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|20-812||3rd Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2020|
Issue: Whether 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), which permanently prohibits nearly all felons—even those convicted of nonviolent crimes—from possessing firearms for self-defense, violates the Second Amendment, as applied to an individual convicted of willfully making a materially false statement on her tax returns.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Dec 11 2020||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 14, 2021)|
|Dec 29 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 14, 2021 to February 15, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 31 2020||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 16, 2021. See Rule 30.1.|
|Jan 12 2021||Brief amici curiae of Firearms Policy Foundation, California Gun Rights Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, and Madison Society Foundation filed.|
|Jan 14 2021||Brief amicus curiae of The American Constitutional Rights Union filed.|
|Jan 14 2021||Brief amici curiae of The Cato Institute filed.|
|Jan 14 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Mountain States Legal Foundation's Center to Keep and Bear Arms filed.|
|Jan 21 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 16, 2021 to March 17, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 22 2021||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including March 17, 2021.|
|Mar 12 2021||Brief amicus curiae of Neal Goldfarb filed.|
|Mar 17 2021||Brief of respondents Merrick B. Garland, Attorney General, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Mar 30 2021||Reply of petitioner Lisa Folajtar filed. (Distributed)|
|Mar 31 2021||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.|
|Apr 19 2021||Petition DENIED.|
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