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Wilson v. Cook County (Semi-Auto Gun Ban)

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#691 officedrone

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:24 PM

Any updates on Wilson?

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:38 AM

SB0556 may make it mute.




vice versa!?!

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

A statewide ban would just provide another opportunity for a challenge.


Also, note that while the Supreme Court has not taken "AWB" cases in the past, nothing prevents them from taking one in the future.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:41 AM


Wilson v. Cook County is not dead. Our attorney moved to voluntarily dismiss the case on July 28, about a week prior to when we were to go to court to set a trial date, because the judge was pushing for a date prior to Thanksgiving. The move allows us to refile within one year and pick up where we left off specifically meaning everything remains intact including the long, voluminous discovery we went through with witnesses all over the country. 


The reason for this tactic is our attorney wants to wait for the 4th Circuit’s en banc decision in the Kolbe case. This is a critical step because the Kolbe case is about determining whether strict or intermediate scrutiny should be applied to the Maryland “assault weapons” ban.


Our attorney looked at the unfavorable decisions in Friedman, Shew and Heller II cases and realized moving forward at this time would not be in our best interest. Conversely, the possibility of a favorable decision by the 4th Circuit would be worth waiting for. If they decide to apply strict scrutiny to the Maryland ban it gives us a stronger case to argue the point that strict scrutiny should also be applied to the Cook County ban. And then there is also the simple reality that currently, with Scalia gone, SCOTUS isn't as friendly as it once was.  


So Wilson is not dead; it's biding its time and we're crossing our fingers. 


Refiled on the one-year deadline to do so yesterday:


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:58 AM


Response brief was due Nov. 18th.

Court’s Order granting the Motion for appearances pro hac vice of Brady center counsel

several amici filings

Despite what you'd think, "pro hac" is not short for "Professional Hack".


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