District Court lifts stay in Wollard
The Woollard case involves Alan Gura's challenge to Maryland's basing carry permits on applicants showing a "good and substantial reason" for needing to carry, and the fact that this is an arbitrary restriction on exercise of a fundamental right. The US District Court struck down the restriction, and Maryland appealed. It sought a stay of judgment pending appeal, so it wouldn't be forced to issue permits without that requirement while the appeal was underway, and the Court ordered briefing. This morning the District Court ruled against the stay: "Having given due weight to the four Hilton factors, the Court determines that a stay pending appeal is not warranted. The Court will, by separate Order, lift the temporary stay now in effect."