It seems to be the buzz on the blogosphere from people who are in the know is that the cert. petition in DC v. Heller is rather unusual, in that it discusses at length the merits of The Districts position, rather than discussing why it’s important for the Supreme Court to hear the case.
I almost have to wonder if DC doesn’t want the Supreme Court to actually hear the case. Â For political reasons, Fenty had to file for cert., because he has to be seen as standing up for his city’s position on their gun ban.Â But you can bet the anti-gun groups don’t want to cast this die. Â If Fenty appealed with a crappy petition, it would get him off the hook, he did everything he had, after all, but the anti-gun movement as a whole wouldn’t risk putting their entire future in jeopardy by having to go before The Court, and quite possibly losing.
I have to wonder.