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    Life as of late has gotten in the way of me being able to keep up with much of anything in the news. What is the latest on the overturning of the gun ban?

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    They'll hear it in the Summer.
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    Yep, sounds like a looong and very hot Summer.

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    They will begin on March 18th...I believe 10AM

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    DC v Heller -- No opinion Thursday June 19th

    Next opinions Monday June 23rd 10AM

    Prediction from ScotusBlog is that next week will have at least one extra opinion
    day, possibly two. (Most likely Wed & Thu June 25-26).

    This URL 'should' offer live blogging on Thursday (but I hand typed it
    from the equivalent one for today):

    Full details so far on DC v Heller

    Decision will appear here after release:

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    from Alan..

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    Gun Law Update - The Heller Case

    by Alan Korwin, Co-Author
    Supreme Court Gun Cases
    June 25, 2008

    Chief Justice John Roberts announced less than an hour ago that the
    Supreme Court would release its three remaining decisions tomorrow,
    Thu., 6/26/08, beginning at 10 a.m., Eastern time.

    This includes D.C. v. Heller, the Washington, D.C. gun-ban case that is
    examining the meaning of the Second Amendment, and whether a complete
    ban on any operable gun in a private home violates the constitutional
    rights of individual citizens.

    I plan to have a quick review of the highlights of the case within
    three hours of its release. A more detailed review is planned before the
    end of June.

    Every news outlet on the planet is expected to cover the case in some
    fashion. Typically, "news" reports on gun issues have errors, spin,
    editorial mixed in with fact, and should be taken with at least a grain
    of skepticism until detailed analysis is available. The decision could
    be lengthy (perhaps 100 pages according to one knowledgeable party), and
    will take a while to digest in its entirety.

    The other two remaining cases are Davis v. FEC (campaign finance), and
    American Electric Power (energy contracts).

    The law firm of Akin Gump is predicting with a high degree of
    confidence that Justice Scalia will be the author of the principle
    opinion in the Heller decision.

    My firm Bloomfield Press is preparing a book on the Heller case, as a
    supplement to "Supreme Court Gun Cases" by Kopel, Halbrook and Korwin,
    released in 2003. It will contain extensive background, commentary by
    numerous leading experts, summaries of all 96 gun-related cases that
    have been heard by the High Court, and complete text of Heller with key
    elements highlighted throughout. Advance orders will be taken when we
    know what the page count will be, hopefully within 30 days of the

    That's it for now.
    See you tomorrow.
    Alan Korwin.

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    Yeah, I was watching the "LiveBlog" on They would release a decision...wait a few minutes...release another... And all the while I was waiting for that all-important decision until the end when they said all remaining decisions would be released tomorrow...It's all good, folks have waited over 30 years, I guess I can wait one more day

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    Regulations Act of 1975 was passed by the District of Columbia city council on June 26, 1976.[1][/suP] On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that the ban and trigger lock provision violate the Second Amendment.

    Wikipedia wasted no time updated the website.

    Was it by chance the decision came out on the same day that it was passed in 1976?
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