Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in ANOTHER Second Amendment Case

Once again the Supreme Court has denied certiorari in another Second Amendment Case. Silvester, et al. v. Becerra was an appeal from the 9th Circuit challenging California's 10-day waiting period to firearm purchasers. In particular, the petition for certiorari raised the issue of whether the 9th Circuit "improperly applied lenient scrutiny in a Second Amendment challenge … Continue reading Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in ANOTHER Second Amendment Case

United States v. Texas

Here at the Prince Law Blog, we have been committed to providing continued coverage of what is quickly proving to be among the most definitive cases of the SCOTUS's current calendar year - United States v. Texas. The last we blogged, the United States had promptly appealed the split decision of the 5th Circuit Court of … Continue reading United States v. Texas

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FERC’s Demand Response Rule, Order No. 745

On January 25, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the D.C. Circuit’s May 2014 ruling in EPSA v. FERC and instead upheld the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) demand response rule, Order No. 745, thereby affirming FERC’s jurisdiction to regulate wholesale markets. FERC issued Order No. 745 with the aim of encouraging participation of demand … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Upholds FERC’s Demand Response Rule, Order No. 745

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Another Second Amendment Case

Today attorney Tom Odom of Prince Law Offices, P.C., will file with the U.S. Supreme Court a brief on behalf of Firearms Owners Against Crime ("FOAC") and Firearms Industry Consulting Group ("FICG"), in support of the request of Tab Bonidy and the National Association for Gun Rights to review a decision of the U.S. Court … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Hear Another Second Amendment Case

Supreme Court Upholds Abramski’s Conviction for “Straw Purchase”

By Allen Thompson, Esq. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long-awaited opinion in Abramski v. United States, 573 U.S. ____ (2014). The Court, in a 5-4 decision along predictable lines, determined that Abramski’s conviction for “straw purchasing” could stand under the Gun Control Act. As readers of this blog are aware, 18 … Continue reading Supreme Court Upholds Abramski’s Conviction for “Straw Purchase”

Hearings Held on SJ Resolution 19 to Limit First Amendment Rights

Hearings were held today by the Senate Judiciary Committee in relation to Senate Joint Resolution 19. Introduced last June, the Resolution proposes amending the Constitution to reverse recent First Amendment rulings by the United States Supreme Court, particularly the controversial Citizens United and McCutcheon cases. The proposed amendment would expressly authorize Congress “to regulate the … Continue reading Hearings Held on SJ Resolution 19 to Limit First Amendment Rights

Heller loses to DC, for now

Washington, D.C. and Dick Heller are back in the news. In a ruling yesterday (May 15), District Court Judge James Boasberg found that D.C.’s firearms registration statutes were in compliance with the Second Amendment.  In a 62-page memoranda, the Court found that the laws were not overly burdensome.  While I won't parse the decision here, … Continue reading Heller loses to DC, for now

Drivers Beware: Unconfirmed Anonymous Tips Now OK For Traffic Stop Basis

By Allen Thompson, Esq. In a close case, Navarette v. California, 572 U.S.            (2014), the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 today that an anonymous 911 call may serve as the sole basis for a lawful investigative stop, even where responding police officers cannot confirm the material facts of … Continue reading Drivers Beware: Unconfirmed Anonymous Tips Now OK For Traffic Stop Basis

Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Total Political Contributions

By Allen Thompson, Esq. Today, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the limitations on the total amount of money an individual can contribute to the entire political process. McCutcheon v. FEC, 572 U.S.      (2014), concerned the aggregate contributions an individual can make to all political candidates within a specified amount of time. The … Continue reading Supreme Court Rejects Limits on Total Political Contributions