Court Refuses to Hear Second Amendment Case
v. Lockyer Petition for Writ of Certiorari Denied
-- The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Petition for Writ of
Certiorari in the Silveira
v. Lockyer Second Amendment lawsuit. As of this
publication, the Silveira Supreme
website was not yet updated, but the Supreme
Court's order page for December 1st lists the
case as denied, without comment.
asked the court to rule on whether or not the Second
Amendment applies to the States and whether or not it is
an individual right. California's ban on certain
semi-automatic rifles was challenged. Six dissents
came forth from the 9th Circuit Court in support of the
truth -- including a couple that were very compelling.
California waived their right to respond to the Petition
but were told to respond anyway, leading many to say there
was a good chance the Justices would finally help clear up
a great deal of confusion surrounding the right of the
people to keep and bear arms.
hours of work on the part of numerous dedicated people and
over $75,000 went into the case. Six amicus
briefs were filed in support of the case.
sitting in jails and prisons for nothing more than
exercising their Second Amendment rights -- and these
Justices know it. But they obviously prefer letting
innocent people rot in prison to doing their job for the
Bill of Rights.
A more thorough
statement is forthcoming. For now, we wanted people to
hear it from us rather than on the streets or from some
gloating pack of gun grabbers.