808 F.3d 81 (D.C. Cir. 2015), 15-7057, Wrenn v. District of Columbia

Docket Nº:15-7057
Citation:808 F.3d 81
Opinion Judge:Sentelle, Senior Circuit Judge
Party Name:BRIAN WRENN, ET AL., APPELLEES v. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CATHY L. LANIER, APPELLANTS
Attorney:Loren L. AliKhan, Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, argued the cause for appellants. With her on the briefs were Karl A. Racine, Attorney General, Todd S. Kim, Solicitor General, and Holly M. Johnson, Assistant Attorney General. Brian E. Frosh,...
Judge Panel:Before: PILLARD, Circuit Judge, and SILBERMAN and SENTELLE, Senior Circuit Judges.
Case Date:December 15, 2015
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
SUMMARY

The District and the Police Department appealed from the district court's grant of preliminary injunction restraining enforcement of a “good reason” standard in the D.C. Code provision governing the issuance of licenses for the carrying of concealed weapons, D.C. Law 20-279, 3(b). The court noted that the controlling fact in this case is the identity of the judge who decided it in the district... (see full summary)

 
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808 F.3d 81 (D.C. Cir. 2015)

BRIAN WRENN, ET AL., APPELLEES

v.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND CATHY L. LANIER, APPELLANTS

No. 15-7057

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

December 15, 2015

Argued November 20, 2015

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Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. (No. 1:15-cv-00162).

Loren L. AliKhan, Deputy Solicitor General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, argued the cause for appellants. With her on the briefs were Karl A. Racine, Attorney General, Todd S. Kim, Solicitor General, and Holly M. Johnson, Assistant Attorney General.

Brian E. Frosh, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Maryland, Joshua N. Auerbach, Assistant Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Illinois, Maura Healy, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of New York, Kamala D. Harris, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of California, George Jepsen, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Connecticut, and Douglas S. Chin, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of Hawaii, were on the brief for amici curiae States of Maryland, et al. in support of appellants.

Adam K. Levin and Jonathan Lowy were on the brief for amici curiae Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, et al. in support of appellants.

Paul R.Q. Wolfson, Francesco Valentini, and Walter A. Smith Jr. were on the brief for amici curiae DC Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, et al. in support of appellants.

Deepak Gupta was on the brief for amicus curiae Everytown for Gun Safety in support of appellants.

Alan Gura argued the cause and filed the briefs for appellees.

Charles J. Cooper, David H. Thompson, and Peter A. Patterson were on the brief for amicus curiae National Rifle Association of America, Inc. in support of appellees.

Stephen P. Halbrook, Dan M. Peterson, and C.D. Michel were on the brief for amici curiae Historians, Legal Scholars, and CRPA Foundation in support of appellees.

Before: PILLARD, Circuit Judge, and SILBERMAN and SENTELLE, Senior Circuit Judges.

OPINION

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