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State Net Capitol Journal: U.S. High Court Refuses To Hear Gun Control Cases
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by State Net

The U.S. Supreme Court disappointed gun-rights advocates last month by refusing to hear three lower court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state gun-control laws. Petitioners, which included the National Rifle Association, were seeking to overturn... Read More

Florida Lawsuit: Can Doctors Ask Patients About Guns In The House?
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI - (AP) Doctors in Florida are fighting a first-of-its-kind law requiring them to have a legitimate safety concern before they start asking a patient about guns. The physicians contend the new law is too broad and they should be free to ask patients... Read More

Justices Extend Gun Owner Rights Nationwide
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court's embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became Chief Justice. By a 5-4 vote,... Read More

Judiciary Panel OKs Elena Kagan For Supreme Court
Posted on 20 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Pushing toward an election-year Supreme Court confirmation vote, a polarized Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday approved Elena Kagan to be the fourth female justice. Just one Republican joined Democrats to approve Kagan's nomination... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Wilmington Public Housing Gun Ban
Posted on 28 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WILMINGTON Del. - (AP) A lawsuit has been filed seeking to lift the Wilmington Housing Authority's ban on residents' possession of firearms. The civil suit funded by the National Rifle Association was filed Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court... Read More

Chicago Gun Ban On Way Out, But Mayor Vows Fight
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO — (AP) A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban, but it may not make handgun ownership there much easier if the city's... Read More

Advocates: Wolf Case A Test For Endangered Species
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal court hearing on Tuesday could decide how the federal Endangered Species Act is interpreted, and whether the government can use political considerations in choosing how and where a species can be listed under the act, according... Read More

Border Gun Shop Owners Sue Over New Requirement
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) Gun store owners in states along the U.S.-Mexico border sued the acting director of the federal agency that oversees firearms to halt a new requirement that they alert authorities if someone buys multiple high-powered rifles in a five-day... Read More