The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms the City of Chicago's Handgun Ban
As reported at the Volokh Conspiracy the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has reached a decision which affirms the City of Chicage handgun ban.
We now officially have a split amongst the Circuit Courts on 2nd Amendment incorporation, which means that this issue is eventually heading back to the Supreme Court.
At issue is the constitutionality of the Chicago handgun ban. When the case was originally contested, a trial court ruled in favor of the City of Chicago on December 18, 2008. This decision was appealed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and on June 2, 2009 that court affirmed the decision of the lower court.
The trial court entered judgment in favor of the City of Chicago on December 18, 2008. The decision was appealed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and combined with a similar case, NRA v. Chicago. Oral argument was May 26, 2009, and the court issued its opinion on June 2, 2009, affirming the trial court's decision that the Chicago and Oak Park gun regulations pass constitutional muster.