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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Chicago Gun Ban Case Moves to SCOTUS

This from yesterday's Wall Street Journal PM Roundup:

NRA Challenges 7th Circuit Opinion: Wow, that was fast. The National Rifle Association didn’t sit around and nurse its wounds for long, after the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday declined to shoot down gun-control regulations in and around Chicago. According to this release, the NRA filed a petition for cert on Wednesday. Said Chris Cox, the NRA’s chief lobbyist: “The Seventh Circuit got it wrong. As the Supreme Court said in last year’s landmark Heller decision, the Second Amendment is an individual right that ‘belongs to all Americans’. Therefore, we are taking our case to the highest court in the land.” Scotusblog

The opinion in this case came very quickly after oral arguments according to Steve Halbrook during an interview on NRANews.com earlier this week. That is good because it gets this case moving that much faster to the Supreme Court.

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