|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-496||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2018|
Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, is counsel to the petitioner in this case.
Issues: In determining whether a felon is entitled to lodge an as-applied challenge to the constitutionality of a felon disarmament law such as 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(1), (1) what does the phrase “law-abiding, responsible citizens” in District of Columbia v. Heller mean; and (2) what does it mean that “longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons” are “presumptively lawful regulatory measures” under Heller.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 27 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 16, 2018)|
|Nov 07 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 16, 2018 to December 17, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 09 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 17, 2018.|
|Nov 16 2018||Motion to substitute filed by petitioner.|
|Nov 26 2018||Amicus brief of Morton Rosenberg not accepted for filing. (November 29, 2018) (Corrected version submitted)|
|Nov 26 2018||Response to motion to substitute from respondents filed.|
|Nov 26 2018||Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Morton Rosenberg. (11/29/2018)|
|Nov 28 2018||Reply in support of motion to substitute filed by petitioner.|
|Dec 17 2018||Brief of respondents Matthew G. Whitaker, Acting Attorney General, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 21 2018||Reply of petitioner Barry Michaels filed.|
|Dec 26 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/11/2019.|
|Jan 14 2019||Motion to substitute DENIED.|
|Jan 14 2019||Petition DENIED.|
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