Palmer v. DC: a win!
Blog post and link to opinion here. District Court of DC rules that DC's requirement for a permit to carry, combined with its refusal to issue such permits, is unconstitutional, and (2) so is its ban on issuing permits to nonresidents.
A major advance that finally expands judicial recognition to "bear arms." And a success based on narrow targeting of the issues.
UPDATE: the opinion's signature reflecting Syracuse appears to be due to the fact that the judge is a Senior (entitled to retire, but choosing to stay on the bench) District Judge from the Northern District of NY. I assume DC is like Arizona; we often have visiting judges (esp. in the winter!) I wouldn't be surprised if he came to DC over the winter, and has now returned home.
Looking at his bio -- I've often felt that the 2A gets a fair shake, provided the judge is at least comfortable with firearms. The problem is that many judges have spent their life at driving ranges, not shooting ranges. In this case, the judge served as an Army officer, trained as a ranger and paratrooper, and commanded in Vietnam. He's not likely to get jittery over the concept of good people carrying guns for protection against bad ones.