News UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT GRANTS PETITION TO HEAR McDONALD V. CITY OF CHICAGO

UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT GRANTS PETITION TO HEAR McDONALD V. CITY OF CHICAGO

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The United States Supreme Court has granted the Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed by Law Firm of David G. Sigale, P.C., who is co-counsel with Alan Gura of the Virginia and Washington, D.C. based Gura & Possessky PLLC. McDonald involves the applicability of the Second Amendment to the states and local governments, and will be a closely-followed case with far-reaching implications for the entire country. The briefing will be completed in January, 2010, with arguments in February, 2010. A decision is expected next June.

Speaking on the granting of the Cert Petition, David Sigale said: “The City of Chicago cannot take from millions of Americans the fundamental freedom of self-defense in one’s own home. We are confident the Court will stand on the side of the law-abiding citizens and the Bill of Rights.”

Pictured above right: Otis McDonald, lead Plaintiff in the case of McDonald v. City of Chicago, to be heard next year by the U.S. Supreme Court, tells his story during a press conference. Behind McDonald are (l to r) Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association; Alan Gura, Plaintiffs’ counsel; Michael Weisman, 1st VP of ISRA, and David G. Sigale, Plaintiffs’ counsel.