2. OPINIONS and AMICUS BRIEFS FILED IN PARKER AND HELLER

Amici Curiae Briefs and Opinions from the District Court in Parker et al, District of Columbia (2004); from the D.C. Appellate Court (2007) and from the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). I. District Court, Parker v. District of Columbia, 311 F.Supp.2d 103, 109 (2004) Opinion of the Court by Justice Sullivan   II. D.C. Appellate Court, Parker v. District of Columbia, 478 F.3d 370, 401 (2007) A. Court Opinions
  1. Opinion by Senior Circuit Judge Silberman
  2. Dissent by Circuit Judge Henderson
  B. Amicus in Support of Individual Rights in the Second Amendment
  1. Texas and other states
  2. Second Amendment Foundation
  3. Congress of Racial Equality
  4. American Civil Rights Union
  5. National Rifle Association
  6. The United States
  C. Amicus Against Individual Rights in the Second Amendment
  1. New York and other states
  2. Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, et al.
  3. The United States
  4. Ernest Mcgill/Potowmack Foundation
  III. U.S. Supreme Court, District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) A. Opinions of the Court
  1. Opinion by Justice Scalia
  2. Dissent by Justice Stevens
  3. Dissent by Justice Breyer
  B. Amicus in Support of Individual Rights in the Second Amendment (Supporting Respondent)
  1. Brief for Amicus Curiae American Legislative Exchange in Support of Respondent
  2. Brief for GeorgiaCarry.org, Inc. as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondent
  3. Brief of Amicus Curiae Congress of Racial Equality in Support of Respondent
  4. Brief of Buckeye Firearms Foundation LLC, National Council for Investigation and Security Services, Ohio Association of Private Detective Agencies, Inc., DBA Ohio Association of Security and Investigation Services (OASIS), Michigan Council of Private Investigators, Indiana Association of Professional Investigators, and Kentucky Professional Investigators Association, as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent
  5. Brief for Amici Curiae Disabled Veterans for Self-Defense and Kestra Childers in Support of Respondent
  6. Brief of Criminologists, Social Scientists, Other Distinguished Scholars and the Claremont Institute as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  7. Brief of the Foundation for Free Expression as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondent
  8. Brief for Amicus Curiae Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. in Support of Respondent
  9. Brief of Amicus Curiae The Rutherford Institute in Support of Respondent
  10. Brief of Pink Pistols and Gays and Lesbians for Individual Liberty as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  11. Brief of the Alaska Outdoor Council, Alaska Fish and Wildlife Conservation Fund, SITKA Sportsman’s Assoc., Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club, Juneau Gun Club, and Alaska Territorial Sportsmen, Inc. as Amici Curiae Supporting the Respondent
  12. Brief of Major General John D. Altenburg, Jr., Lieutenant General Charles E. Dominy, Lieutenant General Tom Fields, Lieutenant General Jay M. Garner, General Ronald H. Griffith, General William H. Hartzog, Lieutenant General Ronald V. Hite, Major General John. G. Meyer, Jr., Honorable Joe R. Reeder, Lieutenant General Dutch Shoffner, General John Tilelli, and The American Hunters and Shooters Association as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  13. Brief for the National Rifle Association and the NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  14. Brief of Amicus Curiae Grass Roots of South Carolina, Inc. in Support of Respondent
  15. Amicus Curiae Brief of the Libertarian National Committee, Inc. in Support of Respondent
  16. Brief of Second Amendment Foundation as Amicus Curiae Supporting Respondent
  17. Brief for Amici Curiae 55 Members of United States Senate, the President of the United States Senate, and 250 Members of United States House of Representatives in Support of Respondent
  18. Brief of Amicae Curiae 126 Women State Legislatures and Academics in Support of Respondent
  19. Brief of Virginia1774.org, Amicus Curiae, in Support of Respondent
  20. Brief of the Paragon Foundation, Inc. as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent
  21. Brief of the CATO Institute and History Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  22. Brief of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), Maryland State Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police, Southern States Police Benevolent Association, 29 Elected California District Attorneys, San Francisco Veteran Police Officers Association, Long Beach Police Officers Association, Texas Police Chiefs Association, Texas Municipal Police Association, New York State Association of Auxiliary Police, Mendocino County, Calif., Sheriff Thomas D. Allman, Oregon State Rep. Andy Olson, the National Police Defense Foundation, Law Enforcement Alliance of America, and the Independence Institute as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  23. Brief of the States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  24. Brief of Amicus Curiae Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership in Support of Respondent
  25. Brief Amicus Curiae of Organizations and Scholars Correcting Myths and Misrepresentations Commonly Deployed by Opponents of an Individual-Rights-Based Interpretation of the Second Amendment in Support of Respondent
  26. Brief for Amicus Curiae the President Pro Tempore of the Senate of Pennsylvania, Joseph B. Scarnati, III, in Support of Respondent
  27. Amicus Brief of the American Center for Law and Justice in Support of Respondent
  28. Amicus Curiae Brief of Mountain States Legal Foundation in Support of Respondent
  29. Brief for the Institute for Justice as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent
  30. Brief for Amici Curiae Former Senior Officials of the Department of Justice in Support of Respondent
  31. Brief of Amicus Curiae Foundation for Moral Law, in Support of Respondent
  32. Brief Amicus Curiae of Gun Owners of America, Inc., Gun Owners Foundation, Maryland Shall Issue, Inc., the Virginia Citizens Defense League, Gun Owners of California, Inc., Lincoln Institute for Research and Education, and Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund in Support of Respondent
  33. Brief for State Firearm Associations as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  34. Brief of Amici Curiae Southeastern Legal Foundation, Inc., Second Amendment Sisters, Inc., Women Against Gun Control, 60 Plus Association, Inc., Robert B. Smith, J.D., Christie Davies, M.A., Ph.D., Joe Michael Cobb, and Mrs. Minnie Lee Faulkner in Support of Respondent
  35. Brief of Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp, D.C. and Liberty Legal Institute as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  36. Brief of Academics as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  37. Brief of Amicus Curiae Academics for the Second Amendment in Support of the Respondent
  38. Brief of Amicus Curiae Center for Individual Freedom in Support of Respondent
  39. Brief Amicus Curiae of Retired Military Officers in Support of Respondent
  40. Brief Amicus Curiae of the Heartland Institute in Support of Respondent
  41. Brief of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc., as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent
  42. Amicus Curiae Brief of the Goldwater Institute in Support of Respondent
  43. Amicus Curiae Brief of the American Civil Rights Union in Support of Respondents
  44. Brief of Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Other Prosecutor Agencies as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  45. Brief of Amicus Curiae Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund in Support of Respondent
  46. Brief for Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent (Jeanette M. Moll et al.)
  47. Motion for Leave to File Out of Time a Brief of the State of Wisconsin as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent and Brief of the State of Wisconsin as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent
  48. Brief of International Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent
  C. Amicus Against Individual Rights in the Second Amendment (Supporting Petitioner)
  1. Brief of Violence Policy Center and the Police Chiefs for the Cities of Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Seattle as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners
  2. Brief of Amici Curiae Major American Cities, the United State Conference of Mayors, and Legal Community Against Violence in Support of Petitioners
  3. Brief of Amici Curiae Jack N. Rakove, Saul Cornell, David T. Konig, William J. Novak, Lois G. Schwoerer et al. in Support of Petitioners
  4. Brief of Law Professors Erwin Chemerinsky and Adam Winkler, as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitoner
  5. Brief for American Public Health Association, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Trauma Society, and American Association of Suicidology as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners
  6. Brief for Former Department of Justice Officials as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners
  7. Brief of Professors of Criminal Justice as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners
  8. Brief of the City of Chicago and the Board of Education of the City of Chicago as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners
  9. Brief for Amici Curiae DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, D.C. Chamber of Commerce, D.C. for Democracy, D.C. League of Women Voters, Federal City Council, and Washington Council of Lawyers in Support of Petitioners
  10. Brief of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Adolescent Medicine, the Children’s Defense Fund, Women Against Gun Violence and Youth Alive! as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners
  11. Amici Curiae Brief of District Attorneys in Support of Petitioners
  12. Brief of Amicus Curiae the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. in Support of Petitioners
  13. Brief of the American Bar Association as Amicus Curiae Supporting Petitioners
  14. Brief for Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Major Cities Chiefs, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, National Black Police Association, National Latino Peace Officers Association, School Safety Advocacy Council, and Police Executive Research Forum as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner
  15. Brief for New York, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Puerto Rico as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners
  16. Brief for Professors of Linguistics and English Dennis E. Baron, Ph.D., Richard W. Bailey, Ph.D., and Jeffrey P. Kaplan, Ph.D., in Support of Petitioners
  17. Brief Supporting Petitioners of Amici Curiae American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, Ceasefire NJ, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Citizens For A Safer Minnesota, Methodist Federation For Social Action, Clifton Kirkpatrick In His Capacity As The Stated Clerk of The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Educational Fund To Stop Gun Violence, Freedom States Alliance, American Jewish Congress, Friends Committee On National Legislation, Gray Panthers, Gunfreekids.Org, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Illinoisvictims.Org, Iowans for The Prevention Of Gun Violence, Jenna Foundation for Nonviolence, Inc., Karla Zimmerman Memorial Foundation, National Association for The Advancement of Colored People, National Council of Jewish Women, New England Coalition To Prevent Gun Violence, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, DC Statehood Green Party, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund, Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, Renée Olumbuni Rondeau Peace Foundation, Root (Reaching Out To Others Together) Inc., Union for Reform Judaism, Virginia Center for Public Safety, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, and Certain Individual Victims and Families of Victims of Gun Violence
  18. Brief Amici Curiae of National Network to End Domestic Violence, National Network to End Domestic Violence Fund, District of Columbia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Family Violence Prevention Fund, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc., Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Kansas Coalition Against Sexual And Domestic Violence, Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, Legal Momentum, Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Inc., Jane Doe Inc. (The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence), Michigan Coalition Against Domestic And Sexual Violence, Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence, New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women, North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services/Coalition Against Sexual Assault in North Dakota, Action Ohio, Ohio Domestic Violence Network, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Puerto Rico Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Coordinadora Paz Para La Mujer, Inc.), Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Support of Petitioners
  19. Brief of Members of Congress as Amici Curiae in Support of Reversal
  D. Amicus for Neither Petitioner nor Respondent
  1. Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae

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