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This is on the wire from AP and Fox News. Washington D.C. has decided to take the results of the appeals court decision to the Supreme Court. Keep a close eye on this one!
 

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Re: Washington, D.C., to Take Gun Ban Appeal to Supreme Cour

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Keep a close eye on this one!
Yeah. :lol: We have been doing that since it was in the District Court and the NRA was trying to kill it.

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D.C. has begun their filings by requesting a 30 day extension of the time to file its cert. application, which would normally be due Aug. 6. The respondents will oppose and the application for extension goes to the Chief J. These things aren't typically granted, but this one may be.

What is more disturbing is that D.C. has hired Thomas Goldstein of Akin Gump to do the appeal. He is one very fine S Ct. lawyer and will give this thing the very best chance possible for D.C. Too bad the city attorneys didn't decide to just do it themselves.
 

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What is more disturbing is that D.C. has hired Thomas Goldstein of Akin Gump to do the appeal. He is one very fine S Ct. lawyer and will give this thing the very best chance possible for D.C. Too bad the city attorneys didn't decide to just do it themselves.
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D.C. has begun their filings by requesting a 30 day extension of the time to file its cert. application, which would normally be due Aug. 6. The respondents will oppose and the application for extension goes to the Chief J. These things aren't typically granted, but this one may be.

What is more disturbing is that D.C. has hired Thomas Goldstein of Akin Gump to do the appeal. He is one very fine S Ct. lawyer and will give this thing the very best chance possible for D.C. Too bad the city attorneys didn't decide to just do it themselves.
The next time city bitches about not having enough money to hire more LEOs, someone should point out how much they have spent on an outside counsel to take this appeal when they had a full staff in house.
 

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... eheadlines
[D.C. Attorney General Linda] Singer said she will receive pro bono legal assistance from several high-profile constitutional law experts, including former acting solicitor general Walter E. Dellinger III. She called the city's handgun laws "reasonable" and said many handguns are used in illegal activities.

"This is not a law which takes away the rights to keep and bear arms," Dellinger said. "It regulates one kind of weapon: handguns."

Singer said she will ask for a 30-day extension to file the District's appeal with the Supreme Court, which would push the deadline to Sept. 5. The city's handgun laws will remain in effect throughout the appeal, Singer said.
 

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Just handguns... so everyone should just walk around with an AK or a 18" shotty instead. Grandma will be real happy to hear that. I'm sure she will have no problem cycling a few rounds through her Mossy 12ga. :?
 

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I hope they don't, they already had one extension.

From the way I understood it, they normally get 1 month. They requested a extension of one month, and the judge said you better be planning on appealing.

So they had 2 months, and ate 5 weeks of it deciding to appeal. Now 3 weeks is not enough time.

How much you want to bet these new lawyers are already up to speed on this case? And this is just cert, telling the court why they should hear the case... federal appeal courts do not agree on whether the 2nd is collective or individual.

(2 say it is individual... well 3 if you count the 9ths view that it is collective, bearing in mind that they are the most overturned court in the nation)
 

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I read the link & to my non attny self I didn't understand much of it. :oops:

I did understand all the comments though and I love the one below & the one which it stemmed from. :wink:

esti said:
Q:

I don't know what exactly they teach in law school that makes simple English so difficult to understand.

A: Pretty much everything.

Posted by: ThomasD at July 19, 2007 08:02 PM
 

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...several high-profile constitutional law experts, including former acting solicitor general Walter E. Dellinger III. She called the city's handgun laws "reasonable" and said many handguns are used in illegal activities.
That's what I would call a false assumption. Cars are used in illegal activities, like speeding, parking in a yellow zone, drunk driving, driving away from the scene of a crime, etc. So, according to that argument, we should get rid of ALL cars?

Now, when is that LSAT I am signed up for?
 

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Why did I just get a panicky email from Sarah Brady asking for a donation because of this appeal? They are not defending it.
I believe you should be asking Sarah that question, not us.

Perhaps you've noticed Sarah is always asking for money. Ever wonder what she does with it?

She reminds me of a couple of guys I used to hear on the radio...

Many years ago, even before 8-tracks, I was working a very, very early shift. There wasn't much on the radio.

So, I started listening to two guys who were reading chicken entrails or tea leaves or the latest headlines or something and always finding signs the end times were imminent.

One morning they were so certain the second coming was due in a matter of days, they were urging people to send their donations via overnight express delivery so it would reach them "in time"..... :-k
 
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