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23 Apr, 2010

Topside Merits Brief in Los Angeles County v. Humphries

2019-03-18T18:48:13+00:00April 23rd, 2010|Tags: , , |

Today, the Petitioner’s merits brief was filed in Los Angeles County v. Humphries, No. 09-350.  The brief can be viewed here. The questions presented in Humphries are: Are claims for declaratory relief against a local public entity subject to the requirement of Monell v. Department of Social Services, 436 U.S. 658 (1978) that the plaintiff [...]

17 Nov, 2009

Does the Right to Bear Arms Apply to the States?

2019-03-18T18:48:14+00:00November 17th, 2009|Tags: , , , , , |

Yesterday, the Petitioner’s merits brief and joint appendix were filed in perhaps the most watched case of this young Supreme Court Term. In McDonald v. City of Chicago, No. 08-1521, the Court will determine whether the Second Amendment right to bear arms is applicable against the states. The case has drawn notable interest from both [...]