|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|17-982||9th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2017|
Issues: (1) Whether, when Second Amendment claims are suitable for means-ends scrutiny, courts must apply some form of heightened scrutiny, or might rational-basis review suffice; and (2) whether the Second Amendment secures a right to sell firearms.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Jan 08 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due February 9, 2018)|
|Jan 29 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 9, 2018 to April 10, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Jan 29 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including April 10, 2018.|
|Feb 09 2018||Brief amicus curiae of The National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. filed.|
|Feb 09 2018||Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.|
|Apr 10 2018||Brief of respondents Alameda County, California, et al., in opposition filed.|
|Apr 20 2018||Reply of petitioners John Teixeira, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Apr 24 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/10/2018.|
|May 14 2018||Petition DENIED.|
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