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Gould v. Lipson

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
18-1272 1st Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm outside the home for self-defense and (2) whether the government may deny categorically the exercise of the right to carry a firearm outside the home to typical law-abiding citizens by conditioning the exercise of the right on a showing of a special need to carry a firearm.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 21 2018Application (18A660) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 31, 2019 to April 1, 2019, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Dec 26 2018Application (18A660) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until April 1, 2019.
Apr 01 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due May 6, 2019)
Apr 09 2019Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Michael Gould, et al.
Apr 30 2019Letter of substitution of respondent received.
May 06 2019Brief of respondent Commonwealth of Massachusetts in opposition filed.
May 06 2019Brief of respondents Andrew Lipson, et al. in opposition filed.
May 20 2019Reply of petitioners Michael Gould, et al. filed. (Distributed)
May 21 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/6/2019.
Apr 27 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/1/2020.
May 11 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.
May 18 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/21/2020.
May 22 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/28/2020.
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