Post-Heller Court Opinions

June 28, 2010 – Supreme Court

McDonald v. Chicago (561 US 742) decided June 28, 2010

The opinion of the court stated: “We therefore hold that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment incorporates the Second Amendment right recognized in Heller. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings.”

April 27, 2020 – Supreme Court

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc., Et Al., Petitioners V. City Of New York, New York, Et Al. (590 U. S. _)

On April 27, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court released a per curiam opinion stating that the case was no longer relevant: “State of New York amended its firearm licensing statute, and the City amended the rule so that petitioners may now transport firearms to a second home or shooting range outside of the city, which is the precise relief that petitioners requested in the prayer for relief in their complaint. … Petitioners’ claim for declaratory and injunctive relief with respect to the City’s old rule is therefore moot.”

June 15, 2020 – Supreme Court

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided not to take 10 new cases for the next term that dealt with Second Amendment issues.

March 24, 2021 – US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Young v. State of Hawaii (No. 12-17808; D.C. No. 1:12-cv-00336- HG-BMK)

Decided on March 24, 2021, by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In the Summary of the Ninth Circuit Opinion, under Civil Rights, “the en banc court affirmed the district court’s dismissal of an action challenging Hawai‘i’s firearm licensing law, Hawai‘i Revised Statutes § 134-9(a), which requires that residents seeking a license to openly carry a firearm in public must demonstrate ‘the urgency or the need’ to carry a firearm, must be of good moral character, and must be ‘engaged in the protection of life and property.’”

June 23, 2022 – Supreme Court

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen (No. 20-843)

On June 23, 2022, in a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down New York state’s limits on carrying concealed handguns outside of the home.

June 30, 2022 – Supreme Court

On June 30, 2022, the United States Supreme Court sent four cases that uphold gun restrictions back to the lower courts for them to retry after June 23, 2022, Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

Last updated September, 2022