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Gun-control advocates are quietly acknowledging that Fenty (D) is in a difficult spot. Across the country, many of them and their attorneys have been meeting in conference rooms to analyze the potential damage that could be done nationwide if the D.C. law falls apart. Some fear that an adverse Supreme Court ruling could lead to more gun lobby challenges and the collapse of tough gun regulations in New York, Chicago and Detroit. Other potential casualties include federal laws that require background checks for gun buyers or ban the manufacture of machine guns for civilian use.
 

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Those factors help explain Fenty's uncharacteristic reluctance to take a firm stand at a news conference last week to discuss what happens next. Reporters wanted to know whether Fenty would petition the Supreme Court, which analysts say most certainly would take the case, or rewrite the regulations to target guns in a less restrictive way.

"It's a little early to say which way we're going to go," Fenty said at the news conference. "We will weigh everything."

Now that the full appeals court has declined to review the case, Fenty has 90 days to decide whether to petition the Supreme Court.
 

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So he has 90 days to make a decision (like give notice they plan to appeal), or to file a brief (in which the decision would need to be made much sooner so the documents can be prepared)?
 

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So he has 90 days to make a decision (like give notice they plan to appeal), or to file a brief (in which the decision would need to be made much sooner so the documents can be prepared)?
File a petition for certiorari, which is a brief telling the Court what the case is about and why it is important for the Court to hear the case.
 
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