This case is a win from the Third Circuit court of appeals. The decision is very complicated. The short version is the 3rd circuit court of appeals held that being a convicted felon does not necessarily mean that one is forever barred from possessing a firearm under Federal law. For a longer explanation, read this article from The Volokh Conspiracy. The decision can be found here.
There are now two separate cert petitions filed in this case.
This will be a test case for the new Attorney General and the Trump administration. Here is a link to the SCOTUS docket for 16-847 Nos.:14-4549, 14-4550. Here is a link to the SCOTUS docket for 16-983 Nos.: 14-4550, 14-4549, 15-1976, 15-1975.
Lynch v Binderup cert petition – Filed on January 5, 2017.
|Attorneys for Petitioners:|
|Noel J. Francisco||Acting Solicitor General||(202) 514-2217|
|Counsel of Record||United States Department of Justice|
|950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.|
|Washington, DC 20530-0001|
|Party name: Dana J. Boente, Acting Attorney General, et al.|
|Attorneys for Respondents:|
|Alan Gura||Gura PLLC||(703) 835-9085|
|Counsel of Record||916 Prince Street, Suite 107|
|Alexandria, VA 22314|
|Party name: Daniel Binderup, et al.|
|Sean A. Lev||Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel, P.L.L.C.||(202) 326-7900|
|1615 M Street, NW|
|Washington, DC 20036|
|Party name: The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence|
|Antonio J. Perez-Marques||Davis, Polk & Wardwell, LLP||212-450-4559|
|450 Lexington Avenue|
|New York, NY 10017|
|Party name: Everytown for Gun Safety|
|Bradley S. Phillips||Munger Tolles & Olson LLP||(213) 683-9100|
|355 South Grand Avenue|
|Los Angeles, CA 90071|
|Party name: Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence|