SCOTUS Declines DC Case

SCOTUS Declines DC Case

This is a discussion on SCOTUS Declines DC Case within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; The SCOTUS isn't going to look at the DC case, at least for now. May consider again in late November. http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_New...un_cases/7317/...

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    SCOTUS Declines DC Case

    The SCOTUS isn't going to look at the DC case, at least for now. May consider again in late November.

    http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_New...un_cases/7317/


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    I didn't think that they had "declined" it rather decided to wait a little bit longer before the go / no-go

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennvol View Post
    I didn't think that they had "declined" it rather decided to wait a little bit longer before the go / no-go
    Wording is probably wrong. It will probably be after the Thanksgiving holiday before they look at it again.

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    No Action != Declined

    They simply haven't decided yet if they will take the case. No comments were issued as to why they have taken this non-action.
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    NRAILA page says they have just postponed, earliest they could announce a decision on whether they'll hear it or not will be November 26th.

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    Hey, if they don't hear it, then we win anyway. then this will be an example of case law, something that can lead to more court challenges in more states.

    Be positive....
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    It wasn't declined, they just said they will look at the issue again on Nov 26.
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    Can they postpone indefinately?
    I would think they would be required to rule one way or another in a reasonable amount of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyedevil View Post
    Can they postpone indefinately?
    I would think they would be required to rule one way or another in a reasonable amount of time.
    IIRC, they can refuse to take the case completely, with no justification whatsoever. If they do refuse, however, a lot of folks will be scratching their heads for a long time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    IIRC, they can refuse to take the case completely, with no justification whatsoever. If they do refuse, however, a lot of folks will be scratching their heads for a long time....
    That's for sure. Although if they decline to take it that is a win for gun rights advocates. It does start a positive precedent for us.

    12 more days of nail-biting. I tend to believe they will rule in our favor. I just hope they broadly rule in our favor.
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    I spent all morning refreshing foxnews' SCOTUS page, till I saw it. They are clearly going to give this all the scrutiny they can manage, which bodes well for us. Well, the 26th is that far away.
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    Hmmm,interesting...can't wait for their decision

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    The waiting....it's driving me crazy
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    me too,,

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