Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

McDonald v. City of Chicago

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1521 7th Cir. Mar 2, 2010
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Jun 28, 2010 5-4 Alito OT 2009

Holding: The Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms in self defense applies against state and local governments as well as the federal government.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 28, 2010. Justice Scalia filed a concurring opinion. Justice Thomas filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Justice Stevens filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Breyer also filed a dissent, joined by Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor.

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