Docket for 08-1521
No. 08-1521
Vide 08-1497
Title:
Otis McDonald, et al., Petitioners
v.
City of Chicago, Illinois, et al.
Docketed:June 11, 2009
Linked with 09A579
Lower Ct:United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  Case Nos.:(08-4241, 08-4243, 08-4244)
  Decision Date:June 2, 2009
Questions Presented

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings  and  Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jun 9 2009 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 13, 2009)
Jun 18 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Arms Keepers filed. VIDED.
Jun 18 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from Counsel for the petitioners.
Jun 25 2009 Order extending time to file response to petition to and including August 5, 2009.
Jul 6 2009 Brief amicus curiae of California filed. VIDED.
Jul 6 2009 Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed. VIDED.
Jul 6 2009 Brief amici curiae of Institute for Justice, and Cato Institute filed. VIDED.
Jul 6 2009 Brief amici curiae of Gun Owners of America, Inc.,et al. filed. VIDED.
Jul 9 2009 Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Professors filed.
Aug 5 2009 Brief of respondent City of Chicago in opposition filed. VIDED.
Aug 18 2009 Reply of petitioners Otis McDonald, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Aug 19 2009 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 29, 2009.
Sep 30 2009 Petition GRANTED.
Oct 14 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party,conditioned on 7 day written notice of intent to file, received from counsel for the petitioner.
Oct 16 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs. in support of either party or of neither party, conditioned on 7 day written notice of intent to file, received from counsel for respondents National Rifle Association of America, Inc., et al. in support of petitioners.
Oct 19 2009 Consent to the filing of amicus briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, conditioned on 10 notice of intent to file, received from counsel for respondents City of Chicago and Village of Oak Park.
Nov 12 2009 The time within which to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including December 30, 2009.
Nov 16 2009 Brief of respondents National Rifle Association, Inc., et al. in support of petitioners filed.
Nov 16 2009 Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)
Nov 16 2009 Brief of petitioners Otis McDonald, et al. filed.
Nov 16 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Rutherford Institute filed.
Nov 18 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Paragon Foundation, Inc. filed.
Nov 19 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Heartland Institute filed.
Nov 19 2009 Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, and Pacific Legal Foundation filed.
Nov 20 2009 Brief amici curiae of Appellants from the Ninth Circuit Incorporation case of Nordyke v. King, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of State Firearm Associations filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law & Justice filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Maryland Arms Collectors' Association, Inc. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. in support of neither party filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Calguns Foundation, Inc. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Safari Club International filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of American Civil Rights Union, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, et al., filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Arms Keepers filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Thirty-Four California District Attorneys, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law Professors filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Women State Legislators and Academics filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Texas, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Gun Owners of America, Inc., et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Buckeye Firearms Foundation, Inc., et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Goldwater Institute, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, et al. filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of Professors of Philosophy, Criminology, Law and Other Fields filed.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amicus curiae of Academics for the Second Amendment filed.
Nov 23 2009 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by American Legislative Exchange Council.
Nov 23 2009 Brief amici curiae of State Legislators filed.
Nov 30 2009 SET FOR ARGUMENT ON Tuesday, March 2, 2010.
Dec 7 2009 CIRCULATED.
Dec 8 2009 Application (09A579) of City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Park for leave to file a consolidated respondents' brief on the merits in excess of the word limitation, submitted to Justice Stevens.
Dec 14 2009 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by American Legislative Exchange Council GRANTED.
Dec 15 2009 Application (09A579) granted by Justice Stevens of City of Chicago and the Village of Oak Park for leave to file a consolidated respondents' brief on the merits in excess of the word limitation.
Dec 21 2009 Motion of Texas, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument filed.
Dec 22 2009 Response of City of Chicago, et al. to motion of Texas, et al. filed.
Dec 30 2009 Brief of respondents City of Chicago, and Village of Oak Park filed. (Distributed)
Dec 30 2009 Record from U.S.C.A. for 7th Circuit is electronic.
Jan 4 2010 Record from U.S.D.C. for Northern District of Illinois is electronic.
Jan 5 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence filed. (Distributed)
Jan 5 2010 Motion for divided argument filed by National Rifle Association, Inc., et al.
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Representatives Carolyn McCarthy, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and District Attorneys filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Thirty-Four Professional Historians and Legal Historians filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Anti-Defamation League filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of English/Early American Historians filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Professors of Criminal Justice filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Illinois, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Historians on Early American Legal, Constitutional and Pennsylvania History filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Villages of Winnetka and Skokie, Illinois, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Historians and Legal Scholars filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Organizations Committed to Protecting the Public's Health, Safety, and Well-Being filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of Board of Education of the City of Chicago, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Conference of Mayors filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Letter concerning representation, dated January 4, 2010, received from Counsel Paul Clement. (Distributed).
Jan 6 2010 Brief amicus curiae of Oak Park Citizens Committee for Handgun Control filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Brief amici curiae of American Cities, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 6 2010 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Law Professor and Students. (Distributed)
Jan 8 2010 Petitioners' opposition to motion of National Rifle Association, Inc., et al.
Jan 12 2010 Petitioners' opposition to motion of Law Professors and Students
Jan 25 2010 Motion of Texas, et al. for leave to participate in oral argument as amici curiae and for divided argument DENIED.
Jan 25 2010 Motion for divided argument filed by National Rifle Association, Inc., et al. GRANTED.
Jan 25 2010 Motion for leave to file amici brief filed by Law Professor and Students GRANTED.
Jan 29 2010 Reply of respondents National Rifle Association of America, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 29 2010 Reply of petitioners Otis McDonald, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 2 2010 Argued. For petitioners: Alan Gura, Alexandria, Va. For respondents National Rifle Association, In.c, et al. in support of petitioners: Paul D. Clement, Washington, D. C. For respondents: James A. Feldman, Special Assistant Corporation Counsel, Washington, D. C.
Jun 28 2010 Judgment REVERSED and case REMANDED. Alito, J., announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court with respect to Parts I, II-A, II-B, II-D, III-A, and III-B, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas, JJ., joined, and an opinion with respect to Parts II-C, IV, and V, in which Roberts, C. J., and Scalia and Kenendy, JJ., join. Scalia, J., filed a concurring opinion. Thomas, J., filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment. Stevens, J., filed a dissenting opinion. Breyer, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which Ginsburg and Sotomayor, JJ., joined.
Jul 30 2010 JUDGMENT ISSUED.



~~Name~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    ~~~~~~~Address~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   ~~Phone~~~
Attorneys for Petitioners:
Alan Gura Gura & Possessky, PLLC(703) 835-9085
    Counsel of Record1105 Oronoco Street
Suite 305
Alexandria, VA  22314
alan@gurapossessky.com
Party name: Otis McDonald, et al.
Attorneys for Respondents:
Paul D. Clement Bancroft PLLC(202) 234-0090
    Counsel of Record1919 M Street, N.W., Suite 470
Washington, DC  20036
pclement@bancroftpllc.com
Party name: National Rifle Association, Inc., et al.
 
Stephen D. Poss Goodwin Procter LLP(617) 570-1000
    Counsel of RecordExchange Place
Boston, MA  02109
sposs@goodwinprocter.com
Party name: National Rifle Association of America, Inc., et al.
 
Benna Ruth Solomon Deputy Corporation Counsel(312) 744-7764
    Counsel of Record 30 North LaSalle Street
Suite 800
Chicago, IL  60602
benna.solomon@cityofchicago.org
Party name: City of Chicago, Illinois, et al.
 
James A. Feldman 5335 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.(202) 730-1267
Suite 440
Washington, DC  20015
wexfeld@gmail.com
Party name: City of Chicago, Illinois, et al.
 
Stephen P. Halbrook 3925 Chain Bridge Road(703) 352-7276
Suite 403
Fairfax, VA  22030
protell@aol.com
Party name: National Rifle Association of America, Inc., et al.
Other:
Marc James Ayers Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP(205) 521-8598
One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL  35203
mayers@babc.com
Party name: Professors of Philosophy, Criminology, Law and Other Fields
 
Douglas A. Berman Moritz College of Law(614)-688-8690
Ohio State University
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH  43210
berman.43@osu.edu
Party name: Law Professor and Students
 
Clint Bolick Goldwater Institute(602) 462-5000
Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation
500 E Coronado Road
Phoenix, AZ  85004
cbolick@goldwaterinstitute.org
Party name: Goldwater Institute, et al.
 
Douglas S. Burdin Safari Club International(202) 543-8733
501 2nd Street, NE
Washington
DC, VA  20002
dburdin@safariclub.org
Party name: Safari Club International
 
Julie Danielle Cantor Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP(213)-683-9299
355 South Grand Avenue 35th Floor
Los Angleles, CA  90071
Party name: Organizations Committed to Protecting the Public's Health, Safety, and Well-Being
 
Nancy Lee Carlson 926 Braeburn Road (847) 962-1775
Inverness, IL  60067
Party name: Heartland Institute
 
Anthony T. Caso Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence(714) 628-2666
c/o Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92886
caso@chapman.edu
Party name: Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
 
Linda T. Coberly Winston & Strawn LLP(312) 558-5600
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60601
LCoberly@winston.com
Party name: Historians and Legal Scholars
 
Benjamin D. DuPre Foundation for Moral Law, Inc.(334) 262-1245
One Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL  36104
bdupre@morallaw.org
Party name: Foundation for Moral Law
 
Charles M. Dyke Trucker Huss(415) 788-3111
One Embarcadero Center, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94111
cdyke@truckerhuss.com
Party name: Board of Education of the City of Chicago, et al.
 
Peter J. Ferrara 2011 Freedom Lane(703) 582-8466
Falls Church, VA  22043
peterferrara@msn.com
Party name: American Civil Rights Union, et al.
 
Sarah Anne Gervase 122165 Penderview Terr., Unit 1006(571) 236-1169
Fairfax, VA  22033
sgervase@nrahq.org
Party name: Women State Legislators and Academics
 
David Thomas Goldberg Donahue & Goldberg, LLP(212) 334-8813
99 Hudson Street
New York, NY  10013
Party name: Villages of Winnetka and Skokie, Illinois, et al.
 
Robert Allan Goodin Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey, LLP(415) 392-7900
505 Sansome St., Suite 900
San Francisco, CA  94111
Party name: English/Early American Historians
 
Rick A. Haberman Dickinson Wright PLLC(616) 458-1300
200 Ottawa Avenue NW
Suite 1000
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Party name: American Legislative Exchange Council
 
L. Kenneth Hanson 15 West Winter Street (740)-363-1213
Delaware, OH  43015
Party name: Buckeye Firearms Foundation, Inc., et al.
 
James C. Ho Solicitor General(512) 936-1700
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548 (MC 059)
Austin, TX  78711-2548
James_Ho@oag.state.tx.us
Party name: Texas, et al.
 
Robert N. Hochman Sidley Austin LLP(312) 853-7000
One South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60603
rhochman@sidley.com
Party name: Oak Park Citizens Committee for Handgun Control
 
James W. Hryekewicz Blaies & Hightower LLP(817)-334-0800
777 Main Street, Suite 1900
Fort Worth, TX  76102
Party name: State Firearm Associations
 
Andrew Theodore Hyman 755 Main Street (203) 954-6607
P.O. Box 197
Monroe, CT  06468
Party name: Arms Keepers
 
Erik S. Jaffe Erik S. Jaffe, P.C.(202) 237-8165
5101 34th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20008
jaffe@esjpc.com
Party name: Calguns Foundation, Inc.
 
Don B Kates Jr. 22608 N.E. 269th Ave.(360) 666-2688
Battle Ground, WA  98604
Party name: Maryland Arms Collectors' Association, Inc.
 
Lawrence G. Keane National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.(203) 426-1320
Flintlock Ridge Office Center
11 Mile Road
Newtown, CT  06470-2359
lkeane@nssf.org
Party name: National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
 
Paul M. Kienzle III. Scott & Kienzle PA(505) 246-8600
1011 Las Lomas Road, NE
Albuquerque, NM  87102
Party name: Paragon Foundation, Inc.
 
Donald E. J. Kilmer Jr. Law Offices of Donald Kilmer, APC(408) 264-8489
1645 Willow St., Suite 150
San Jose, CA  95125
don@dklawoffice.com
Party name: Appelants from the Ninth Circuit Incorporation case of Nordyke v. King, et al.
 
David B. Kopel The Independence Institute(303) 279-6536
727 East 16th Ave.
Denver, CO  80203
david@i2i.org
Party name: International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association, et al.
 
Steven J. Lechner Mountain States Legal Foundation(303) 292-2021
2596 South Lewis Way
Lakewood, CO  80227
lechner@mountainstateslegal.com
Party name: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, et al.
 
C. D. Michel Michel & Associates PC(562) 216-4444
180 East Ocean Boulevard
Suite 200
Long Beach, CA  90802
cmichel@michellawyers.com
Party name: Thirty-Four California District Attorneys, et al.
 
Jennifer Milici 5301 Wisconsin Ave., NW Suite 800(202)-237-2727
Washington, DC  20015
jmilici@bsfllp.com
Party name: Representatives Carolyn McCarthy, et al.
 
Zackery P. Morazzini Deputy Attoroney General(916) 445-8226
1300 I Street, Suite 125
P.O. Box 944255
Sacramento, CA  94244-2550
Zackery.Morazzini@doj.ca.gov
Party name: California
 
Clark M. Neily III. Institute For Justice(703) 682-9320
901 N. Glebe Rd.
Suite 900
Arlington, VA  22203
Party name: Institute for Justice, and Cato Institute
 
Leonard M. Niehoff Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, LLP(734) 418-4246
130 S. First St., 4th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI  48118
lniehoff@honigman.com
Party name: Anti-Defamation League
 
Joseph Edward Olson Professor(651) 523-2142
Hamline University
School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN  44104
Party name: Academics for Second Amendment
 
William J. Olson William J.Olson PC(703) 356-5070
370 Maple Avenue West, Suite 4
Vienna, VA  22180-5615
wjo@mindspring.com
Party name: Gun Owners of America, Inc., et al.
 
John A. Payton NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc.(212) 965-2200
99 Hudson Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY  10013
jpayton@naacpldf.org
Party name: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. in support of neither party
 
Lawrence Rosenthal Chapman University(714) 628-2650
Fowler School of Law
One University Drive
Orange, CA  92866
rosentha@chapman.edu
Party name: Conference of Mayors
 
Timothy M. Sandefur Pacific Legal Foundation(916) 419-7111
950 G Street
Sacramento, CA  95814
tsandefur@pacificlegal.org
Party name: Cato Institute, and Pacific Legal Foundation
 
Andrew L. Schlafly 939 Old Chester Road(908) 719-8608
Far Hills, NJ  07931
aschlafly@aol.com
Party name: Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense
 
Daniel L. Schmutter Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP(732) 549-5600
Woodbridge, NJ  07095
dschmutter@greenbaumlaw.com
Party name: Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
 
John Erik Schreiber 333 South Grand Ave. Suite 2600(213)-621-6000
Los Angeles, CA  90071-1530
jschreiber@dl.com
Party name: Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence
 
Michael A. Scodro Solicitor General(312) 814-3312
Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60601
mscodro@atg.state.il.us
Party name: Illinois, et al.
 
Jay Alan Sekulow American Center for Law & Justice(202) 546-8890
201 Maryland Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC  20002
sekulow@aclj.org
Party name: American Center for Law & Justice
 
Matthew M. Shors O'Melveny & Myers LLP(202) 383-5300
1625 Eye Street, NW
Washington, DC  20006
mshors@omm.com
Party name: Thirty-Four Professional Historians and Legal Historians
 
Clifford M. Sloan Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP(202) 371-7000
1440 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20005
cliff.sloan@skadden.com
Party name: Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and District Attorneys
 
Henry C. Su Howery LLP(650)-798-3528
1950 University Ave, 4th Floor
East Palo Alto, CA  94303-2250
Party name: American Cities, et al.
 
John Parker Sweeney Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC(410) 545-5800
250 W. Pratt St., Suite 11300
Baltimore, MD  21201
jsweeney@wcsr.com
Party name: State Legislators
 
Roderick M. Thompson 235 Montgomery Street, 17th Floor (415) 954-4400
San Francisco, CA  94104-0000
Party name: Historians on Early American Legal, Constitutional and Pennsylvania History
 
Herbert W. Titus William J. Olson, PC(703) 356-5070
370 Maple Avenue West, Suite 4
Vienna, VA  22180 - 5615
wjo@mindspring.com
Party name: Gun Owners of America, et al.
 
Amanda Buck Varella One Financial Center (617)-856-8171
Boston, MA  02111
avarella@brownrudnick.com
Party name: Professors of Criminal Justice
 
John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute(434) 978-3888
1440 Sachem Place
Charlottesville, VA  22901
johnw@rutherford.org
Party name: Rutherford Institute
 
Paul R.Q. Wolfson Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP(202) 663-6390
1875 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC  20006
paul.wolfson@wilmerhale.com
Party name: Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, et al.,
 
Elizabeth B. Wydra Constitutional Accountability Center(202) 296-6889
1200 18th St., N.W., Suite 501
Washington, DC  20036
elizabeth@theusconstitution.org
Party name: Constitutional Law Professors