|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-704||7th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
Issues: (1) Whether the Second Amendment allows a local government to prohibit law-abiding residents from possessing and protecting themselves and their families with a class of rifles and ammunition magazines that are “in common use at [this] time” and are not “dangerous and unusual”; and (2) whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit’s method of analyzing Second Amendment issues – a three-part test that asks whether a regulation bans (1) weapons that were common at the time of ratification or (2) those that have some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia and (3) whether law-abiding citizens retain adequate means of self-defense – is consistent with the Supreme Court’s holding in District of Columbia v. Heller.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Nov 27 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 2, 2020)|
|Dec 16 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 2, 2020 to February 3, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Dec 18 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 3, 2020.|
|Jan 02 2020||Brief amicus curiae of Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc. filed.|
|Feb 03 2020||Brief of respondents Cook County, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Feb 17 2020||Reply of petitioners Matthew D. Wilson, et al. filed. (Distributed)|
|Feb 19 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/6/2020.|
|Apr 27 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/1/2020.|
|May 11 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/15/2020.|
|May 18 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/21/2020.|
|May 22 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/28/2020.|
|Jun 01 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/4/2020.|
|Jun 08 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/11/2020.|
|Jun 15 2020||Petition DENIED.|
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