U.S. Supreme Court supports New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen

Docket No.Op. BelowArgumentOpinionVoteAuthorTerm
20-8432nd Cir.Nov 3, 2021Jun 23, 20226-3ThomasOT 2021

Holding: New York’s proper-cause requirement for obtaining an unrestricted license to carry a concealed firearm violates the Fourteenth Amendment in that it prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on June 23, 2022. Justice Alito filed a concurring opinion. Justice Kavanaugh filed a concurring opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts joined. Justice Barrett filed a concurring opinion. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Sotomayor and Kagan joined.

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Author: Greg Raven

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