Cert Petition Granted
This is not a Second Amendment case but it could become one if SCOTUS rules in favor of Glass. That would send the case back to the lower courts where they would have to render a decision on his Second Amendment challenge to the DC gun laws.
Here is a link to the case at SCOTUSBlog.
Update by Charles Nichols, President of California Right To Carry – February 21, 2017 – The US Supreme Court granted the cert petition in this case.
The docket does not yet say what questions will be before the Court but this is a very good thing. Whatever the question, this will be either a Second Amendment case now or, if remanded, in the court of appeals. Here is an excerpt from the petition:
“On October 27, 2014, the district court orally denied Petitioner’s claim that his Second Amendment rights had been violated, concluding that a government-owned parking lot was the same as a “government building” where all weapons could presumptively be banned. Pet.App.9a. The court did not address—and therefore implicitly denied—Petitioner’s due process/notice argument. ”
We now know what the question before the Court is:
“The question presented is:
Whether a guilty plea inherently waives a defendant’s right to challenge the constitutionality of his statute of conviction?”
If the Supreme Court holds that a guilty plea does not inherently wave a defendant’s right to challenge the constitutionality of the statute under which he was convicted and remands the case back to the lower courts then this becomes a Second Amendment case.
It is possible the case will be decided this year.