4th Cir. grants a stay in Woollard
Woollard held that Maryland's vague standard for a carry permit, good cause or something like that, was unconstitutional. Maryland appealed to the Fourth Circuit (in Richmond, VA) and the court today issued a stay, but also accelerated its consideration of the case:
"Upon consideration of the filings relative to the motion to stay pending appeal, the court grants the motion. The court further directs that this case be expedited and tentatively calendared for oral argument during the October, 2012 session of court, October 23-26, 2012.
Entered at the direction of Judge King with the concurrence of Judge Gregory and Judge Davis.
For the Court
/s/ Patricia S. Connor, Clerk
This is looking more and more like it will go all the way to the Supreme Court.
Posted by: kukuforguns at August 2, 2012 11:14 AM
Wow, and I was planning to apply next week. I guess I was just saved some money.
Posted by: Jim at August 2, 2012 01:26 PM
How has the 4th circuit been on gun rights recently?
Posted by: Jeff at August 2, 2012 01:28 PM
No idea, but the panel that granted this stay was composed of two Clinton appointees and one Obama appointee.
Posted by: Jim at August 3, 2012 12:23 AM
Maryland is the only state in the 4th Circuit not already shall-issue in practice. That's going to make the state's job harder to argue why they, and only they, need a "good cause" statement for public safety. Given their existing crime rate compared to the other states in the circuit, the "good cause" requirement doesn't seem to be helping.
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