30 September 2009
Petition Granted
It looks like Alan Gura is going to get another crack at the Supremes. This time he will be appealing a challenge to a lower appeals court ruling that said the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to handguns only in the face of federal regulation, not against state and municipal restrictions.

Thirty-four states had asked the Supreme Court to take up the gun advocates' appeals and a separate one filed by the National Rifle Association against Chicago. (The justices did not act on that petition Wednesday.) Gura, who represented the challengers to the Washington, D.C., ordinance two years ago, represents the Chicago gun owners. Gura stressed in his petitions that lower courts disagree about the extent of individuals' right to have guns.

The case, McDonald v. City of Chicago, is likely to be scheduled for January.

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