Antonyuk v. James — Petition for Certiorari

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

Today, our firm, with Stephen Stamboulieh, Esquire, filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari, seeking review of the Second Circuit’s decision in upholding the New York Concealed Carry Improvement Act. Our petition seeks review of New York’s good moral character requirement as well as the expansion of “sensitive places” where concealed carry is prohibited. The questions presented are:

1. Whether the proper historical time period for ascertaining the Second Amendment’s original meaning is 1791, rather than 1868; and
2. Whether “the people” must convince government officials of their “good moral character” before exercising their Second Amendment right to bear arms in public.

Link to petition
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