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Gun Owners of America, Inc. v. Garland

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-1215 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the definition of “machinegun” found in 26 U.S.C. § 5845(b) is clear and unambiguous, and whether bump stocks meet that definition; (2) whether deference under Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council should be given to agency interpretations of ambiguous criminal statutes, displacing the rule of lenity; and (3) whether courts should give deference to agencies when the government expressly waives Chevron.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Mar 03 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 7, 2022)
Mar 16 2022Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Gun Owners of America, Inc., et al.
Mar 30 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from April 7, 2022 to May 9, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 31 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including May 9, 2022.
Apr 06 2022Brief amici curiae of David Codrea, Scott Heuman, Owen Monroe filed.
Apr 07 2022Brief amici curiae of States of Montana, West Virginia and 20 Other States in Support of Petitioners filed.
Apr 07 2022Brief amicus curiae of New Civil Liberties Alliance filed.
Apr 25 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from May 9, 2022 to May 24, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Apr 26 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including May 24, 2022.