|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-342||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issues: (1) Whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit improperly applied lenient scrutiny in a Second Amendment challenge to the application of California's full 10-day waiting period to firearm purchasers who pass their background check in fewer than 10 days and already own another firearm or have a concealed carry license; and (2) whether the Supreme Court should exercise its supervisory powers to cabin the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit's concerted resistance to and disregard of the Supreme Court's Second Amendment decisions.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jun 15 2017||Application (16A1234) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 3, 2017 to September 1, 2017, submitted to Justice Kennedy.|
|Jun 19 2017||Application (16A1234) granted by Justice Kennedy extending the time to file until September 1, 2017.|
|Sep 01 2017||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 6, 2017)|
|Sep 15 2017||Waiver of right of respondent Xavier Becerra to respond filed.|
|Sep 27 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/13/2017.|
|Sep 29 2017||Response Requested. (Due October 30, 2017)|
|Oct 06 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Crime Prevention Research Center filed.|
|Oct 24 2017||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 1, 2017.|
|Oct 26 2017||Brief amici curiae of Firearms Policy Foundation, et al. filed.|
|Oct 26 2017||Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.|
|Dec 01 2017||Brief of respondent Xavier Becerra in opposition filed.|
|Dec 20 2017||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.|
|Dec 20 2017||Reply of petitioners Jeff Silvester, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Jan 04 2018||Rescheduled.|
|Jan 08 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/12/2018.|
|Jan 08 2018||Record Requested.|
|Jan 08 2018||Record received from the U.S.C.A. for the 9th Circuit. The record is electronic and available on PACER.|
|Jan 29 2018||Record received from the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of California (2 boxes).|
|Jan 31 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/16/2018.|
|Feb 20 2018||Petition DENIED. Justice Thomas, dissenting from the denial of certiorari. (Detached Opinion)|
|Jun 20 2018||Record returned to the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of California (2 boxes).|
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