Looks like the transcript just came out. We’re sitting in a bar under the NRA-ILA Federal Affairs office in DC going over it. Chris Cox was kind enough to offer to print out copies for us, which we gladly accepted.
In a way, you’re all probably more informed than me being here in DC on the ground. Having only handheld PDAs, it’s rough.
Everyone I’ve spoken to is optimistic. While the Court seemed to quickly shut down the Privileges or Immunities route, they absolutely grilled into Feldman, the attorney for Chicago, who seemed to have great difficulty with his argument. I asked Dave Hardy as he came out of the court what he thought, and he said, “I think we have five votes.”
Let us hope. We still have a long road ahead, regardless.