United States v. Rahimi — Merits Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, Firearms Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in defense of the proper Second Amendment interpretation recognized in D.C. v. Heller in 2008 and New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen in 2022. This case involves the federal firearms ban on individuals who have certain types of restraining orders issued against them, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8). To try to prevent the Bruen analysis from being undermined, our brief argued that the government attempts to rely on historical analogues that are not really analogous. We also explained that the penalties for the historical analogues offered by the government had relatively minor penalties compared to the very severe penalties imposed for a violation of 922(g)(8).

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