sr4440 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Who are these people and what have they done with the 9th Circuit Court??? I never would have expected the 9th to have such a profound attack of common sense in my life time!!
Statistical anomaly. It was a panel of three, not the whole court. Occasionally you get two of the few 9th court justices who are not completely in the bag for the left together on a panel and constitutionality pops out.
I'm sure Hawaii will ask for an en banc court, and the en banc court will quickly suppress this outbreak of rationality. I don't think this is one they can leave alone because they don't want to send it higher to the SCOTUS. If they do leave it alone, then not only Hawaii but California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada will also be bound by this decision. The last four states on that list won't care so much, but Cali in particular will have a herd of cows if they have to allow open carry of loaded guns, and Oregon and Washington will also (despite having concealed carry laws already, their many liberal cities and state goverments will raise heck).
Oh, Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands are also in the 9th's jurisdiction, and I am sure they will want Hawaii to fight this.