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Wilson v. Cook County, Illinois

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-704 7th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

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 which asks whether (1) a regulation bans 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.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Nov 27 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 2, 2020)
Dec 16 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 2, 2020 to February 3, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 18 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 3, 2020.
Jan 02 2020Brief amicus curiae of Commonwealth Second Amendment, Inc. filed.
Feb 03 2020Brief of respondents Cook County, et al. in opposition filed.
Feb 17 2020Reply of petitioners Matthew D. Wilson, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Feb 19 2020DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/6/2020.
 
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