9th Circuit reverses Peruta v. San Diego, strikes down "may issue"
California's handgun carry permit system says a permit may issue for "good cause," with a definition that is essentially "some special and exceptional reason beyond the average person's carrying for self-defense." The Circuit panel holds that a constitutional right cannot be so arbitrarily restricted. It's the first time a Circuit has accepted that (to my mind, very strong) argument. The opinion also accepts that the right to arms extends outside the home.
Hat tip to reader Gene Hoffman, of Calguns Foundation.
Update: two of the three judges signing the opinion are Clinton appointees! (Correction: one of them is). Another update: correct, the Clinton appointee dissented. I missed that -- don't think I've ever seen a case laid out as majority opinion-list of counsel-dissenting opinion.