McDonald v. Chicago oral argument scheduled

For March 2, at 10 a.m.

In other McDonald news, Declan McCullagh of CBS News has an article discussing some of the McDonald amicus briefs, including mine.

And in my continuing program of calling attention to interesting briefs in the McDonald case, here’s a link to the brief of Safari Club International. It’s a solid example of a particularly helpful type of amicus brief, in which a group shares its practical expertise with the Court, explaining how the Court’s decision may impact a particular activity. As the SCI brief details, local gun bans such as Chicago’s can significantly interfere with hunting. For example, nationwide, over a million people use handguns for hunting, yet Chicago residents are forbidden to own these hunting arms. The result is harmful not only to humans, but to wildlife; the brief explains the tremendous role that regulated hunting plays in wildlife conservation and management.