Petition Being Considered in Drake v. Jerijian

Today the Supreme Court will be deciding whether or not to grant certiorari in the case of Frake v. Jerijian, challenging New Jersey’s restrictive handgun carry licensing regime:

Issue: (1) Whether the Second Amendment secures a right to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense; and (2) whether state officials violate the Second Amendment by requiring that individuals wishing to exercise their right to carry a handgun for self-defense first prove a “justifiable need” for doing so.

The Court could announce as early as Monday what they decided. Obviously this is one to watch, because the Court is running out of cases they could use to decide this issue. It’s not certain yet what the fate of the 9th Circuit cases are going to be yet, and so it is also uncertain whether the Supreme Court will get a stab at those as well.

9 Responses to “Petition Being Considered in Drake v. Jerijian”

  1. Jim Jones says:

    If they don’t take this one, then the only thing I can see is that they don’t have the votes they need.

  2. P.M. says:

    That’d be my read, too.

  3. Michael Pekarik says:

    I really don’t care what the court “decided” We the People have told them and they agreed way back when the country was founded that the government basically can’t make ANY laws restricting our right to keep and BEAR arms. There are no specifics about criminal or mental conditions or age or anything else. Until the Second Amendment is repealed or amended BY THE PEOPLE this will not change.

  4. Ian Argent says:

    Presumably both sides think they don’t have the votes, because it takes a minority to take up a case

  5. Ian Argent says:

    If this goes through and SCOTUS decides in favor of the Constitution, the NJ government will give birth to a porcupine, breech presentation. Force shall-issue and NJ looks like PA…

    • Matthew Carberry says:

      Assuming Peruta holds, all the Anti’s have left is NYC greater metro area and NJ as “no issue in practice” areas. The rest of the “may-issue” states, inc. NY, vary by county.

      Maryland Shall Issue has the county by county map I’ve been looking for for so long. A little out of date (doesn’t include Peruta/Richards and Baker) but the anti’s cause looks even *worse* when we don’t write off the “may-issue” states en toto.

      I’d love to see it updated.

      • Patrick says:

        We’d have to add a new color for California for “sheriff will issue, depending on if Peruta is finalized and there is no en banc or appeal”.