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SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby M-Quigley » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:35 am

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKBN1DR1SE

One case involved so called assault weapons in Md, the other involved open carry in Florida.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby bignflnut » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:56 am

Cert is granted when 4 of the 9 justices agree to take the case.

Here's the current roster:
Chief Justice
John Roberts- GW Bush
Associate Justices
Anthony Kennedy - Reagan
Clarence Thomas - HW Bush
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Clinton
Stephen Breyer -Clinton
Samuel Alito - GW Bush
Sonia Sotomayor - Obama
Elena Kagan - Obama
Neil Gorsuch - Trump

There not being more than 3 votes to take the cases (Open Carry charge in Florida and AWB in Maryland), should we continue appealing to this body for solutions to State issues? Hopefully the citizenry of these states will pull together to upend the anti-2A powers they face.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby TJW815 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:56 am

Must be nice to pick and choose your workload...
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby Whirlwind06 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:40 pm

Well that pretty much sets the stage to have the AWB passed on a state level.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby JediSkipdogg » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:56 pm

TJW815 wrote:Must be nice to pick and choose your workload...


I've always agreed on that. It is estimated they hear about 100-150 cases a year. That is small compared to the estimated 7000 that apply to be heard every year. So do you backlog the court for decades or what? I know they take a long summer break, but still, to hear every case that is appealed to the Supreme Court in one year without a summer break would take.....35 years. So, any easy solution to it? Not that I could ever think of.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby TJW815 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:21 pm

JediSkipdogg wrote:
TJW815 wrote:Must be nice to pick and choose your workload...


I've always agreed on that. It is estimated they hear about 100-150 cases a year. That is small compared to the estimated 7000 that apply to be heard every year. So do you backlog the court for decades or what? I know they take a long summer break, but still, to hear every case that is appealed to the Supreme Court in one year without a summer break would take.....35 years. So, any easy solution to it? Not that I could ever think of.


Maybe they shouldn’t get a “long summer break”.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby JediSkipdogg » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:18 pm

TJW815 wrote:
JediSkipdogg wrote:
TJW815 wrote:Must be nice to pick and choose your workload...


I've always agreed on that. It is estimated they hear about 100-150 cases a year. That is small compared to the estimated 7000 that apply to be heard every year. So do you backlog the court for decades or what? I know they take a long summer break, but still, to hear every case that is appealed to the Supreme Court in one year without a summer break would take.....35 years. So, any easy solution to it? Not that I could ever think of.


Maybe they shouldn’t get a “long summer break”.


That break is only about 4 months long. So at most they would ear another 75 cases. Still a far cry from the 7000 that apply.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby WY_Not » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:33 am

Yeah, but it sure would be nice to see them actually work a full year like the rest of us.

JediSkipdogg wrote:That break is only about 4 months long. So at most they would ear another 75 cases. Still a far cry from the 7000 that apply.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby JediSkipdogg » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:58 am

WY_Not wrote:Yeah, but it sure would be nice to see them actually work a full year like the rest of us.

JediSkipdogg wrote:That break is only about 4 months long. So at most they would ear another 75 cases. Still a far cry from the 7000 that apply.


Does any big legislative body work a full year? Yes, it would be nice if they do but remember, in some states the elected work on bill for one month each year and take the other eleven off. Technically they are suppose to be finding out what their people want for the next one month of work, but I'm sure most don't.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby WY_Not » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:38 am

True. I'm torn on this one now. While it would be nice to see them forced to work a full time job I am also aware of the danger we are all in when they are in session. :mrgreen:

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JediSkipdogg wrote:Does any big legislative body work a full year? Yes, it would be nice if they do but remember, in some states the elected work on bill for one month each year and take the other eleven off. Technically they are suppose to be finding out what their people want for the next one month of work, but I'm sure most don't.
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Re: SCOTUS refuses to hear 2 gun rights cases

Postby High Power » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:57 am

bignflnut wrote:Cert is granted when 4 of the 9 justices agree to take the case.

Here's the current roster:
Chief Justice
John Roberts- GW Bush
Associate Justices
Anthony Kennedy - Reagan
Clarence Thomas - HW Bush
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Clinton
Stephen Breyer -Clinton
Samuel Alito - GW Bush
Sonia Sotomayor - Obama
Elena Kagan - Obama
Neil Gorsuch - Trump

There not being more than 3 votes to take the cases (Open Carry charge in Florida and AWB in Maryland), should we continue appealing to this body for solutions to State issues? Hopefully the citizenry of these states will pull together to upend the anti-2A powers they face.


Let's pray that, at least, Breyer and Ginsburg leave while Trump is still in Office.
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