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==Status==
 
==Status==
The court issued its opinion June 2, just 1 week after oral arguments, [http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/fdocs/docs.fwx?submit=showbr&shofile=08-4241_002.pdf NRA v Chicago], affirming the lower court decision.
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*NRA v City of Chicago: June 3, 2009, NRA [http://volokh.com/files/nrapetition.pdf petitioned] for certiorari to the US Supreme Court.
  
Oral arguments were held Tuesday, May 26, 2009. An [http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/fdocs/docs.fwx?submit=showbr&shofile=08-4241_001.mp3 MP3 of the oral argument] in front of Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer is available from the Seventh Circuit's website.
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===Issue===
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Whether the right of the people to keep and
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bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment to
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the United States Constitution is incorporated into
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the Due Process Clause or the Privileges or
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Immunities Clause of the  Fourteenth Amendment so
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as to be applicable to the States, thereby invalidating
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ordinances prohibiting possession of handguns in the
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home.
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*The court issued its opinion June 2, just 1 week after oral arguments, [http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/fdocs/docs.fwx?submit=showbr&shofile=08-4241_002.pdf NRA v Chicago], affirming the lower court decision.
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*Oral arguments were held Tuesday, May 26, 2009. An [http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/fdocs/docs.fwx?submit=showbr&shofile=08-4241_001.mp3 MP3 of the oral argument] in front of Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer is available from the Seventh Circuit's website.
  
 
==Website for the case==
 
==Website for the case==
 
[http://www.chicagoguncase.com/ Chicago Gun Case]
 
[http://www.chicagoguncase.com/ Chicago Gun Case]

Revision as of 00:52, 4 June 2009

McDonald et al v. Chicago

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit with two issues:

1. Is the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms 
incorporated as against the states pursuant to either the 
Privileges or Immunities or Due Process Clauses of the 
Fourteenth Amendment? 

2. Do Chicago ordinances banning handguns, requiring annual re- 
registration of guns, mandating that guns be registered prior to 
their possession within city limits, and permanently prohibiting 
the ownership of any particular gun whose registration lapses, 
violate Plaintiffs’ rights to arms and to equal protection? 

Status

  • NRA v City of Chicago: June 3, 2009, NRA petitioned for certiorari to the US Supreme Court.

Issue

Whether the right of the people to keep and 
bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment to 
the United States Constitution is incorporated into 
the Due Process Clause or the Privileges or 
Immunities Clause of the  Fourteenth Amendment so 
as to be applicable to the States, thereby invalidating 
ordinances prohibiting possession of handguns in the 
home.
  • The court issued its opinion June 2, just 1 week after oral arguments, NRA v Chicago, affirming the lower court decision.
  • Oral arguments were held Tuesday, May 26, 2009. An MP3 of the oral argument in front of Posner, Easterbrook, and Bauer is available from the Seventh Circuit's website.

Website for the case

Chicago Gun Case