Saturday, July 13, 2013

MD:"Bear" Arms Portion of Second Amendment Appeal Filed to Supreme Court

A petition for a writ of certiorari has been filed with the Supreme Court.  This is the infamous Woolard v. Gallagher (was Sheridan) case, where the Maryland District Court found the Maryland "may issue" law to be unconstitutional because it required a person to provide "good reason" for exercising their Constitutional right to bear arms outside of the home, on March 3rd, 2012.

The District Court decision was reversed at the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

It is now up to the Supreme Court to decide to hear the case or not.  The court might think that the time is ripe, given that Illinois has just passed a shall issue concealed carry law under pressure from a 7th Circuit order, and the case decided recently in a Colorado district court finding that a Postal Service regulation banning guns in Postal parking lots was an unconstitutional infringement on the Second Amendment right to bear arms outside of the home.

Four justices must agree to grant a writ of Certiorari before a case is accepted by the Supreme Court.

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