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#1 Molly B.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

The attorneys for the plaintiffs in Moore vs Madigan wasted no time in filing an appeal. We move on to the
7th Circuit Court of Appeals which gave us Ezell vs Chicago. . .

Attached File  Moore vs Madigan Notice of Appeal.pdf   41.38KB   384 downloads
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:33 PM

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:28 AM

Good to hear it.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:54 AM

Good, wasting no time glad to see he didn't.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:56 AM

I suspect he wrote the appeal at the same time he penned his opening argument.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 11:37 AM

At least we believe in speedy trials.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:45 AM

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 12:56 PM

I suspect he wrote the appeal at the same time he penned his opening argument.





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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:23 AM

It's very simple logic. It's been established that keeping and bearing arms does pertain to the individual. There is no restriction in the wording to indicate that the place or time can be limited. To deny this claim is intellectual suicide. Do we have a conflict between courts? The only way I see them getting around this is to not hear the case.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:56 PM

Opening brief filed:

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:40 PM

Has anybody seen anything regarding the Reply Brief due today?
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

Has anybody seen anything regarding the Reply Brief due today?


Check post 160 on the mdshooters thread. They have the appellee response brief.

Edited by xbaltzx, 23 May 2012 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:31 PM

See if this link works. If not ... can I post attachments?

http://www.mdshooter...60&d=1337827643

Edited to add: Attached is the file mentioned in the MD shooters forum.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

Well that's strange. The file is named "Appellee Response Brief" but it appears to be the appellant's brief! (that is, the good guy's brief). But it's only for Shepard ... no Moore. I presume the SAF may file a separate brief on behalf of Moore, given the two cases have been consolidated.
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:35 PM

See if this link works. If not ... can I post attachments?

http://www.mdshooter...60&d=1337827643


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

Well that's strange. The file is named "Appellee Response Brief" but it appears to be the appellant's brief! (that is, the good guy's brief). But it's only for Shepard ... no Moore. I presume the SAF may file a separate brief on behalf of Moore, given the two cases have been consolidated.

Thanks for posting the actual file. For some reason I could not get the pdf to upload.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:02 AM

Just finished reading the Reply Brief in Shepard...good stuff.

The SAF Reply Brief in Moore was just posted at MdShooter by Krucam.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:26 AM

Thanks for the other brief, 05FLHT.

In my view, Illinois/Madigan made a valliant effort to turn stones into soup, and working with what they had, wrote a brief as pursuasive as they could muster. But they didn't have much. What they had was a selective interpretation of the Statute of Northampton (which the Sheperd brief demolishes), a disingenuous reading of "dangerous and unusual" (which the Moore brief demolishes), old, stale pre-Heller collective rights arguments (which Heller demolished), and a little bit of "oh my god, guns are bad mmkay" arm-waving by biased policy wonks at gun control groups (which courts considering constitutional protections largely or entirely ignore).

These arguments ... our arguments ... for the right to bear arms are a winner. Whether the 7th circuit agrees, or whether it will take the Supreme Court, the outcome is clear in my mind. Keep means to own, or possess, or store in one's home. Bear means to carry around with you (largely outside the home). These rights, to keep and bear arms, all facilitate the core purpose of the rights ... self defense, in nearly all places one has the right to be (excepting of course truly "sensitive places").
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:26 AM

Just finished reading the Reply Brief in Moore. Both briefs are hard hitting and do a VERY good job of picking the State and Amici apart.

I foresee fun times ahead. It's now just a hop, skip, and a jump to orals.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:36 AM

These arguments ... our arguments ... for the right to bear arms are a winner. Whether the 7th circuit agrees, or whether it will take the Supreme Court, the outcome is clear in my mind. Keep means to own, or possess, or store in one's home. Bear means to carry around with you (largely outside the home). These rights, to keep and bear arms, all facilitate the core purpose of the rights ... self defense, in nearly all places one has the right to be (excepting of course truly "sensitive places").


The 7th chose to step clear in front of this one. It seams they WANT to make a decision NOW and, based on the Briefs, I can't fathom the State having a snowballs chance in heck. My hopes are very high right now for an epic smack down.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:47 AM

Should the State decide, as a policy matter, that the way it would
prefer to regulate the carrying of firearms is by allowing open public
carry, then that would remove the complete prohibition on public
carrying now in place. Plaintiffs suspect the State and Defendants
would not wish to implement such a policy choice, and do not wish an
open carry environment, but the purpose of this lawsuit is to end
unconstitutional conduct, not to tell the State how to regulate. In the
meantime, this Court should not be swayed by Defendants’ and amici’s
repeated assertions that this case is about concealed carry, because it is
not. The Second Amendment secures a right to carry firearms.
Defendants ban this activity completely, and that is not constitutional.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:49 AM

The 7th chose to step clear in front of this one. It seams they WANT to make a decision NOW ...


Yes, good point. I do agree with your assessment on this matter!

Reading the arguments in these briefs leads my mind to wonder ... I wonder if we will soon see movement on the pending right to carry bills (motivation coming as much from those historically opposed to such a bill as from those historically in support of such a bill).

Part of me hopes we can get a ruling out of the 7th before that happens. I suspect the antis are wetting their pants, and considering plans B, C, and D.
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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:03 AM

However, D.C.’s assertion that the purpose of the Second Amendment
was to protect the militia is the same argument the Supreme Court
rejected in Heller. The Supreme Court rejected the argument again in
McDonald, when the City of Chicago attempted to rehash it. It is truly
disingenuous for the District of Columbia to keep trotting the argument
out to the lower Courts as if Heller’s holding of an individual Second
Amendment right had not happened (D.C. Amicus Brief at 8).

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:06 AM

I suspect this is Gura's brief ... and I love the way he writes!

The proposal of a “reasonable regulation” test (Defendants’ Br. at 40,
Brady Center Brief at 4; D.C. Brief at 13) has been rejected by this
Court twice: in both Skoien and Ezell. If this proposal sounds familiar,
that is because the identical argument was just presented to this Court,
sitting en banc. See Brief of Brady Center, as Amicus Curiae, United
States v. Skoien, No. 08-3770. It was also the backbone of Defendant’s
arguments in Ezell. The third time is not the charm. See also Heller v.
District of Columbia, 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 20130, at *27-*28 (D.C.
Cir. Oct. 4, 2011) (“[t]he District . . . argues we should adopt a
“reasonable regulation test.” . . . Heller [I] clearly does reject any kind
of ‘rational basis’ or reasonableness test. . .”) (emphasis added).

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:39 AM

The third time is not the charm :D
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