Summary: Federal Second Amendment constitutional challenge to federal lifetime ban under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) on firearm and ammunition possession/acquisition by those previously convicted of a qualifying non-violent crime.

Plaintiff/Appellee: Raymond Holloway, Jr.

Defendants/Appellants: United States Attorney General Merrick Garland, et al.

Supreme Court Counsel: FPC Director of Research Joseph Greenlee; Erik Jaffe of appellate/Supreme Court boutique firm Schaerr | Jaffe (bio); Joshua Prince; FPC Director of Legal Strategy Adam Kraut

Supreme Court Docket: Link

Background: Joseph G.S. Greenlee, The Historical Justification For Prohibiting Dangerous Persons From Possessing Arms, 20 Wyo. L. Rev. 249 (2020)

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News Releases:

2021-3-24: FPC to Supreme Court: Gun Control Act’s Lifetime Ban on Non-Violent Persons Violates Right to Keep and Bear Arms

2020-12-3: FPC Files Supreme Court Petition for Certiorari in Second Amendment Challenge Holloway v. Barr

Key Events & Filings:

2021-4-19: Petition Denied

2021-3-23: Reply of Raymond Holloway, Jr.

2021-3-10: Brief of Robert M. Wilkinson, Acting Attorney General, et al. in opposition

2021-2-26: Amicus brief of Neal Goldfarb

2021-01-07: Amicus brief of Montana Shooting Sports Association, Inc.

2021-01-07: Amicus brief of The Cato Institute, Reason Foundation, Individual Rights Foundation, Independence Institute, and The Center To Keep And Bear Arms

2021-01-07: Amicus brief of American Constitutional Rights Union

2021-01-06: Amicus brief of Firearms Policy Foundation, California Gun Rights Foundation, Second Amendment Foundation, and Madison Society Foundation

2020-12-3: U.S. Supreme Court - Petition for Certiorari

2020-7-9: Amended Third Circuit Order Denying Rehearing En Banc

2020-2-24: Reply in Support of Petition for En Banc Rehearing

2020-5-28: Government's response to plaintiff’s petition for rehearing en banc

2020-4-16: The foregoing unopposed motion by Appellant for a 30-Day extension of time to file a response to plaintiff’s petition for rehearing En Banc is granted. The Answer shall be filed on or before May 28, 2020.

2020-4-14: Order directing Attorney General Barr to file a response to petition (Present: SMITH, Chief Judge, McKEE, AMBRO, CHAGARES, JORDAN, HARDIMAN, GREENAWAY, JR., SHWARTZ, KRAUSE, RESTREPO, BIBAS, PORTER, MATEY, PHIPPS, FUENTES, and FISHER, Circuit Judges: "Appellant Attorney General is directed to file an answer to the Appellee’s petition for rehearing within fourteen (14) days from the date of this order. The answer shall not exceed fifteen (15) pages.")

2020-4-14: Order Granting Motion for FPC, et al. Amicus Brief

2020-4-8: Brief of FPC/FPF/SAF/MSF in Support of En Banc Rehearing

2020-4-1: Petition for En Banc Rehearing

2020-2-5: TEXT ONLY ORDER (Clerk) granting Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to File Petition for Rehearing filed by Appellee Raymond Holloway, Jr. Appellee's petition for rehearing must be filed on or before April 1, 2020. (DW)

2020-2-2: Request for Extension of Time to File Petition for Rehearing En Banc

2020-1-17: Decision

2019-10-2: CA3 Oral Argument (audio)

2019-7-15: Government's reply brief

2019-7-1: FPC/FPF/SAF/FOAC/MSF amicus brief in support of Plaintiff-Appellee

2019-6-24: Appellee's Opposition Brief

2019-4-24: Government's Opening Brief (redacted/sealed)

2018-9-28: Memorandum and Order Granting Summary Judgment and Injunctive Relief for Holloway