Monthly Archives: March 2010

Law & Social Justice — Recent Acquisitions

Agenda for a Sustainable America
edited by John C. Dernbach
HC79.E5 A358 2009
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Assignment and Arbitration: A Comparative Study
Juan Carlos Landrove
K2400 .L36 2009
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At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution is Transforming Privacy
Jeannie Suk
KF9322 .S85 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Autonomy, Consent and the Law
Sheila A. M. McLean
K3611.I5 M38 2010
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The Challenge of Child Labour in International Law
Franziska Humbert
K1821 .H86 2009
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Climate Change and the Law
Chris Wold, David Hunter, Melissa Powers
K3593 .W65 2009
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Covering: The Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights
Kenji Yoshino
KF4749 .Y674 2007
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Does the Constitution Follow the Flag?: The Evolution of Territoriality in American Law
Kal Raustiala
KF413.J87 R38 2009
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The Evolution of the Fourth Amendment
Thomas N. McInnis
KF9630 .M35 2009
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Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security
Amos N. Guiora
K3258 .G85 2009
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The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies While Redressing Human
Rights Violations
edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin
K5301 .G46 2009
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Global Democracy and Sustainable Jurisprudence: Deliberative Environmental Law
Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett
K3585 .B33 2009
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Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law
Morrison & Foerster LLP; editors Miriam H. Wugmeister and Christine E. Lyon
K3264.C65 G578 2009
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Government by Contract: Outsourcing and American Democracy
edited by Jody Freeman, Martha Minow
HD3861.U6 G678 2009
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An Introduction to the American Legal System
John M. Scheb, John M. Scheb II.
KF385 .S34 2010
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Justice in Plainclothes: A Theory of American Constitutional Practice
Lawrence G. Sager
KF4550 .S235 2004
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Law and the Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics
George C. Klein
KF3828 .K59 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The Law of American State Constitutions
Robert F. Williams
KF4530 .W538 2009
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Legal Studies: Terminology and Transcription
Wanda Roderick-Bolton
KF319 .R6 2004
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Mechanical Witness: A History of Motion Picture Evidence in U.S. Courts
Louis-Georges Schwartz
KF8725 .S39 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics
Beth A. Simmons
K3240 .S5435 2009
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Obstruction of Justice: Federal Statutes
Charles Doyle
KF9300 .D69 2008
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Private Lawyers and the Public Interest: The Evolving Role of Pro Bono in the
Legal Profession
edited by Robert Granfield, Lynn Mather
KF299.P8 P745 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Punishing Corporate Crime: Legal Penalties for Criminal and Regulatory
Violations
James T. O’Reilly et al.
KF9351 .P86 2009
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Rediscovering Rhetoric: Law, Language, and the Practice of Persuasion
editors, Justin T. Gleeson, Ruth C.A. Higgins.
P301.5.P47 R43 2008
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The Religious Left and Church-State Relations
Steven H. Shiffrin
KF4783 .S56 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The Restitution of Cultural Assets: Causes of Action, Obstacles to Restitution,
Developments

Beat Schonenberger
K3791 .S36 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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A Right to Discriminate?: How the Case of Boy Scouts of America v. James Dale
Warped the Law of Free Association
Andrew Koppelman; with Tobias Barrington Wolff
KF4778 .K67 2009
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Sexual Harassment: Prevention, Investigation and Litigation
Sound recording
State Bar of California
AUDIO KFC100.S49 S49 2009 (Lobby Display)
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The South’s Role in the Creation of the Bill of Rights: Essays
Jack P. Greene et al.; edited by Robert J. Haws
KF4545.S5 S68 2009
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Targeted Killing in International Law
Nils Melzer
KZ6362 .M45 2009
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US Pension Reform: Lessons from Other Countries
Martin Neil Baily, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard
HD7125 .B275 2009
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Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law
Judith E. Tucker
KBP526.3 .T83 2008
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Law, Technology & Communications – Recent Acquisitions

Autonomy, Consent and the Law
Sheila A. M. McLean
K3611.I5 M38 2010
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The Challenge of Child Labour in International Law
Franziska Humbert
K1821 .H86 2009
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The Corporate Insider’s Guide to U.S. Patent Practice
Charles R. Macedo
KF3114.85 .M33 2010 (New Book Shelf)
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Global Employee Privacy and Data Security Law
Morrison & Foerster LLP; edited by Miriam H. Wugmeister and Christine E. Lyon
K3264.C65 G578 2009
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Going Solo in Tough Economic Times
State Bar of California
AUDIO KFC77 .G65 2009 (Lobby Display)
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The Handbook of European Intellectual Property Management : Developing, Managing and Protecting your Company’s Intellectual Property
Adam Jolly & Jeremy Philpott
KJE2636 .J65 2009
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Hate on the Net: Extremist Sites, Neo-fascism On-line, Electronic Jihad
Antonio Roversi, Lawrence Smith
HT1521 .R69 2008
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Intellectual Property Law and Interactive Media: Free for a Fee
Edward Lee Lamoureux … [et al.]
KF3030.1 .I578 2009
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Law and the Disordered: An Exploration in Mental Health, Law, and Politics
George C. Klein
KF3828 .K59 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks
Andrew Sparrow
KD667.C65 S68 2010 (New Book Shelf)
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Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars
William Patry
K1420.5 .P376 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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The National Security Court System: A Natural Evolution of Justice in an Age of
Terror
Glenn Sulmasy
KF9223 .S85 2009
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Rediscovering Rhetoric: Law, Language, and the Practice of Persuasion
editors Justin T. Gleeson, Ruth C.A. Higgins
P301.5.P47 R43 2008
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The Soul of Creativity: Forging a Moral Rights Law for the United States
Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
KF3012 .K85 2010
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Virtual Freedom: Net Neutrality and Free Speech in the Internet Age
Dawn C. Nunziato
KF4772 .N86 2009
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Who Owns You?: The Corporate Gold-rush to Patent your Genes
David Koepsell
K1519.B54 K64 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Global Legal Studies — Recent Acquisitions

Assignment and Arbitration: A Comparative Study
Juan Carlos Landrove
K2400 .L36 2009
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The Effectiveness of International Criminal Justice
edited by Cedric Ryngaert
KZ6304 .E34 2009
Thomcat

The EU and WTO Law on Services: Limits to the Realisation of General Interest Policies within the Services Markets?
edited by Johan van de Gronden
K3973 .E93 2009
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Fundamental Perspectives on International Law ~Faculty Publication~
William R. Slomanson
KZ3180.S59 F86 2011 (Lobby Display)
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The Gender of Reparations: Unsettling Sexual Hierarchies while Redressing Human Rights Violations
edited by Ruth Rubio-Marin
K5301 .G46 2009
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The Impact of 9/11 and the new Legal Landscape
edited by Matthew J. Morgan; with a foreword by Bob Graham
KF9430 .I47 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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International Crime and Punishment: A Guide to the Issues
James Larry Taulbee
K5301 .T377 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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An Introduction to International Institutional Law
Jan Klabbers
KZ4850 .K58 2009
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Law Among Nations: An Introduction to Public International Law
Gerhard von Glahn, James Larry Taulbee
KZ3185 .V66 2010
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The Law of Command Responsibility
Guenael Mettraux
K5301 .M4825 2009
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Minority Groups and Judicial Discourse in International Law: A Comparative
Perspective
Gaetano Pentassuglia
K3242 .P455 2009
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Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics
Beth A. Simmons
K3240 .S5435 2009
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The Past and Future of EU Law: The Classics of EU Law Revisited on the 50th
Anniversary of the Rome Treaty
edited by Miguel Poiares Maduro and Loic Azoulai
KJE947 .P37 2010
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Research and Practice in International Commercial Arbitration: Sources and
Strategies
S.I. Strong
K2400 .S873 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Restoring the Balance: War Powers in an Age of Terror
Seth Weinberger
KF5060 .W45 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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Targeted Killing in International Law
Nils Melzer
KZ6362 .M45 2009
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Trade Policy Flexibility and Enforcement in the World Trade Organization: A Law
and Economics Analysis
Simon A.B. Schropp
K4610 .S37 2009 (New Book Shelf)
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USA Patriot Act: A Legislative History of the Uniting and Strengthening of
America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct
Terrorism Act, Public Law no. 107-56 (2001) Series III
[compiled] by Bernard D. Reams, Jr. & Michael P. Forrest.
KF9430.A316 U83 2007
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Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict
William H. Boothby
KZ5624 .B66 2009
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Library Highlights: Law & the Internet

Virtual Freedom: Net Neutrality and Free Speech in the Internet Age
Dawn C. Nunziato
KF4772 .N86 2009
From the Publisher: Communications giants like Google, Comcast, and AT&T enjoy increasingly unchecked control over speech. As providers of broadband access and Internet search engines, they can control online expression. Their online content restrictions – from obstructing e-mail to censoring cablecasts – are considered legal because of recent changes in free speech law. In this book, Dawn Nunziato criticizes recent changes in free speech law in which only the government need refrain from censoring speech, while companies are permitted to self-regulate. By enabling Internet providers to exercise control over content, the Supreme Court and the FCC have failed to protect the public’s right to access a broad diversity of content.

Nunziato argues that regulation is necessary to ensure the free flow of information and to render the First Amendment meaningful in the twenty-first century. This book offers an urgent call to action, recommending immediate steps to preserve our free speech rights online.

The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks
Andrew Sparrow
KD667.C65 S68 2010
From the Publisher: Virtual worlds are the latest manifestation of the internet’s inexorable appetite for development. Organisations of all kinds are enthusiastically pursuing the commercial opportunities offered by the growth of this phenomenon. But if you believe that there are no laws which govern internet social networks and virtual worlds this book will persuade you otherwise. There is law, and a good deal of it. Why would there not be?

As with many other aspects of the world wide web, this new medium is unregulated and offers many opportunities for companies to damage their reputation, run into a whole host of problems relating to intellectual property, trade marks and copyrights, and compromise the rights of individuals participating within the virtual environment. By reading The Law of Virtual Worlds and Internet Social Networks you will gain a good understanding of the legal issues which govern this expanding and fascinating world – are you ready for the leap from internet plaything to meaningful social and business tool? [this book] is an essential reference for advertising and media agencies; television broadcast producers; academic institutions including university law, knowledge and information departments. In fact, it has been written for anyone interested in virtual worlds and social networks whether commercially because you want to explore the possibilities such environments present, or for academic curiosity.

Internet Law in a Nutshell
Michael L. Rustad
KF390.5.C6 R87 2009
From the Publisher: The book begins with a review of the history, technology, and competing theories of the Internet that enables a deeper understanding of case law and statutory developments discussed in the substantive chapters. It covers the history of the Internet through the rapidly evolving Web 3.0, competing theories of Internet governance, cyber jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments, choice and conflicts of law, cybertorts, online contracting and licensing, the protection of online intellectual property assets, the protection of online privacy, criminal liability for Internet activity, and European Community directives such as the E-Commerce Directive, Brussels Regulation, and Rome I Regulation.

In Search of Jefferson’s Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace
David G. Post
K564.C6 P67 2009
From the Publisher: In 1787, Thomas Jefferson, then the American Minister to France, had the “complete skeleton, skin & horns” of an American moose shipped to him in Paris and mounted in the lobby of his residence as a symbol of the vast possibilities contained in the strange and largely unexplored New World. Taking a cue from Jefferson’s efforts, David Post, one of the nation’s leading Internet scholars, here presents a pithy, colorful exploration of the still mostly undiscovered territory of cyberspace–what it is, how it works, and how it should be governed.

What law should the Internet have, and who should make it? What are we to do, and how are we to think, about online filesharing and copyright law, about Internet pornography and free speech, about controlling spam, and online gambling, and cyberterrorism, and the use of anonymous remailers, or the practice of telemedicine, or the online collection and dissemination of personal information? How can they be controlled?

Should they be controlled? And by whom? Post presents the Jeffersonian ideal–small selfgoverning units, loosely linked together as peers in groups of larger and larger size–as a model for the Internet and for cyberspace community self-governance. Deftly drawing on Jefferson’s writings on the New World in Notes on the State of Virginia , Post draws out the many similarities (and differences) between the two terrains, vividly describing how the Internet actually functions from a technological, legal, and social perspective as he uniquely applies Jefferson’s views on natural history, law, and governance in the New World to illuminate the complexities of cyberspace.

E-Commerce and Internet Law: Treatise with Forms
Ian C. Ballon
KF390.5.C6 B35 2009
From the Publisher: The revised and updated edition of this comprehensive work provides you with a complete legal authority on e-commerce and Internet law, covering business-to-business and business-to-customer issues, regulatory issues, and emerging trends. It includes practice tips and forms and its unique organization facilitates finding quick answers to your questions. This valuable resource on Internet and ecommerce issues contains nearly 10,000 detailed footnotes, plus references to more than 100 unpublished court decisions, many of which are not available anywhere else.

Privacy and the Internet: Your Expectations and Rights under the Law
Revised and updated by Margaret C. Jasper
KF1263.C65 J38 2009
From the Publisher: The Internet is the most significant medium of both commercial and financial communications and transactions. It has become the nation’s primary vehicle for the exchange of news, mail, and general information. Unfortunately, these benefits often expose Internet users to serious privacy risks which may have catastrophic results. Thus, it is crucial that Internet users understand how to safely and securely “surf the net,” without exposing themselves to criminal activities which infringe on their privacy.

This almanac discusses some of the most important security methods, including the effective use of passwords, utilizing virus software, installing firewalls, understanding encryption technology, and being vigilant about the type of information one shares on the Internet. Internet identity theft is also addressed.

In addition, this fully revised publication outlines Internet privacy policies and applicable laws placed upon various entities designed to protect private information of Internet users. A discussion of online privacy protection for children, which encompasses the governing laws are included. Finally, this almanac sets forth the role of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in enforcing privacy rights, including a review of some of the major enforcement cases brought by the FTC. The Appendix provides resource directories, applicable statutes, and other pertinent information and data. The Glossary contains definitions of the terms used throughout the almanac.

California MCLE Collection for TJSL Alumni

The Library is now offering a small targeted collection of State Bar of California approved Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) course materials for use by our practicing attorney alumni and interested students. The collection is located in the Library Lobby on the column next to the 1st floor ThomCat online catalog terminal near the Reference Librarian’s Office.

The State Bar of California is the largest State Bar in the nation and its membership includes some of the most well known lawyers in the world. California is also home to some of the world’s largest law firms and corporate legal departments. The State Bar of California has a long and distinguished history of mandating and developing high quality continuing legal education for its members and the attorney population at large.

California attorneys must fulfill 25 hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) in each three year reporting cycle, including four (4) hours of Ethics training, one (1) hour of Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse training, and one (1) hour of Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession training. Up to 12.5 hours may be “self-study” with the remaining 12.5 hours (minimum) being a “participatory” education activity where the course provider verifies the attorney’s participation in accordance with the State Bar of California Rules.

Women’s History Month

Check out the display of library materials in honor of Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Month traces its beginnings to the first “International Women’s Day” in 1911.In 1981, Congress passed a resolution making “Women’s History Week” a national holiday. This week was well received, and soon after, schools across the country began to have their own local celebrations. Within a few years, thousands of schools and communities got on the bandwagon that was National Women’s History Week, with the support and encouragement from governors, city councils, school boards, and the U.S. Congress. Congress legally expanded the focus to a whole month in 1987. Since then, the National Women’s History Month Resolution has been approved with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

©2009 Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women’s_History_Month.

McDonald v. Chicago

U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments were held today in McDonald v. Chicago, a potentially landmark case concerning guns rights and regulations. Find the oral arguments transcript here.

Read what some of the legal pundits have to say following today’s oral arguments at the WSJ Law Blog, NYT, and SCOTUSblog.

Click here for more coverage of the case by SCOTUSwiki, including links to the briefs and more commentary.

Check out the TJSL Library Display of materials related to the case just to the right of the circulation desk (pictured above).

Here’s a brief summary of the case thus far from wikipedia:

McDonald v. Chicago is a lawsuit originally filed before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and for which a petition for certiorari was granted on Sept. 30, 2009, by the Supreme Court of the United States. The petitioners seek to overturn a handgun ban, and other aspects of gun registration regulations affecting rifles and shotguns, in Chicago, Illinois as unconstitutional. This was the first such lawsuit since the landmark Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), which held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protected an individual right to “keep and bear arms.” The case was filed by Alan Gura, who successfully argued Heller, and Chicago-area attorney David G. Sigale. The case is sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Illinois State Rifle Association on behalf of several Chicago residents, including retiree Otis McDonald.

The trial court entered judgment in favor of the City of Chicago on December 18, 2008. The decision was appealed to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and combined with a similar case, NRA v. Chicago. Oral argument was May 26, 2009, and the court issued its opinion on June 2, 2009, affirming the trial court’s decision that the Chicago and Oak Park gun regulations pass constitutional muster.

The Second Amendment Foundation appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court for certiorari on behalf of their plaintiffs. Certiorari for McDonald was granted on September 30, 2009.  Oral arguments are scheduled for March 2, 2010. The NRA has separately filed on behalf of their plaintiffs, and on January 25, 2010 the Supreme Court granted the NRA’s motion for divided argument.

Wikipedia ©2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonald_v._Chicago