Expected: Hawaii Files For Ninth Circuit En Banc Ruling On Right To Bear Arms
Hawaii – -(AmmoLand.com)- On 24 July, 2018, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld the right to bear arms outside the home. As expected, the State of Hawaii waited until the last possible day, then filed a petition for the Ninth Circuit to hear the case en banc, that is, by the whole court.
Because the Ninth Circuit is so large and awkward [President Trump should break this court up] compared to other circuits, an en banc hearing of the Ninth involves 11 judges chosen at random, out of the 23 or 24 judges (depending on confirmation hearings) on the Ninth Circuit.
In the closely linked case of Peruta, the Ninth Circuit granted an en banc hearing of the case. The process took about 18 months.
In the Peruta case, a request for an en banc hearing was denied in November of 2014. Then a judge on the Ninth Circuit called for an en banc vote anyway. The the vote for an en banc hearing was announced on 26 March, 2015. Oral arguments were heard on 16 June 2015. …Read the Rest