The gun rights community has grown blessed with gun cases in state and federal court across America. Even as someone who works in this world effectively full-time, I have a hard time keeping up with them. One case in Maryland known as Bianchi definitely merits attention.
What makes this case special and more likely to be accepted for consideration? It’s a challenge to Maryland’s ban on popular self-defense semi-auto rifles and pistols. The United States Supreme Court already accepted the case in June 2022. SCOTUS vacated the lower court decision supporting the ban and remanded it back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to “try again.”
Since then, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has dragged their feet. They stalled, and stalled some more. The three-judge panel sat on the case for over a year then announced the Bianchi case would be held “en banc” in front of the entire panel of judges. That has added a whole new batch of delays.
So the plaintiffs have filed a Writ of Certiorari for the US Supreme Court to once more hear the case even before the Fourth Circuit has ruled.
The Fourth Circuit has clearly delayed doing their jobs as an inferior court. But then again, these Fourth Circuit judges are using the same playbook that some judges on the Seventh Circuit are using against our challenge to Illinois gun and magazine ban. That playbook? To drag things out until one or more of SCOTUS justices who voted for Bruen die or retire. That way they can be replaced by such mental giants as Ketanji Brown Jackson who doesn’t even know what a woman is.
Clearly all eyes are on the US Supreme Court in this matter. What’s more, with the “Spirit of Aloha” trumping the US Constitution from the recent ruling out of the Hawaiian Supreme Court, we’re reaching a point where SCOTUS will have to reign in these rogue justices or face a breakdown of the rule of law.
Mark has more on the Hawaiian case here too.
Nothing good will happen with that.
Unless you count Civil War 2.0 as something good, which it is NOT.