Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Jones v. Bonta (9th Cir. - May 11, 2022)

California prohibits the sale of semiautomatic rifles to anyone under 21. Plaintiffs sue, claiming that the statute violates the Second Amendment. Plaintiffs move for a preliminary injunction, which the district court denies, and plaintiffs appeal. When it reaches the Ninth Circuit, the panel that's drawn includes a district court judge sitting by designation from the SDNY and . . . two Ninth Circuit judges appointed by President Trump, Judges Nelson and Lee.

You can probably figure out how the opinion turns out just knowing those facts.

Look for an en banc call shortly.