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Walker v. U.S.

Petition for certiorari denied on May 31, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-1027 6th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether one who regains his or her federal civil rights by operation of federal law has had his civil rights “restored” within the meaning of 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(20), which bars anyone who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm, but further provides that “[a]ny conviction . . . for which a person . . . has had civil rights restored shall not be considered a conviction,” and therefore may exercise the fundamental constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Feb 10 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due March 17, 2016)
Feb 29 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioner
Mar 15 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including April 18, 2016.
Mar 16 2016Brief amicus curiae of National Rifle Association of American filed.
Mar 17 2016Brief amici curiae of Congress of Racial Equality, et al. filed.
Apr 18 2016Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
May 3 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 19, 2016.
May 11 2016Reply of petitioner Billy York Walker filed. (Distributed)
May 23 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 26, 2016.
May 31 2016Petition DENIED.