Friday, April 4, 2014

NJ "Justifiable Need" Requirement Under Review

The challenge to the NJ requirement for a demonstrated "justifiable need" to carry is in the news again.

This case, Drake v. Jerejian, has been winding its way towards the Supreme Court after losing out in the 3rd Circuit. 

As you may know, this is essentially the East Coast version of the Peruta case, in which the 9th Circuit struck down San Diego County's "good cause" requirement for carrying.

Alan Gura, of Heller and McDonald fame, has filed a brief on behalf of Drake, basically supporting the idea that SCOTUS needs to use this as the cage fight to settle disagreement between 3rd and 9th Circuit courts. Cert is expected to be granted or denied by EOM April. 

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