United States v. Rahimi
Whether 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8), which prohibits the possession of firearms by persons subject to domestic-violence restraining orders, violates the Second Amendment on its face.
February 2, 2023 / March 2, 2023 – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down U.S.C. § 922(g)(8) as unconstitutional.
June 30, 2023 – The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case. Outcome pending.
VanDerStok v. Garland
Whether the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives should be enjoined from enforcing a 2022 rule regulating “ghost guns” as firearms.
June 30, 2023 / July 5 2023 – The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued an order vacating the rule nationwide.
July 28, 2023 – The Supreme Court stayed (put on hold) the June 30, 2023 order and July 5, 2023 final judgment of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas pending the outcome of the appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
October 2, 2023 – The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the nationwide vacatur was too expansive but that the preliminary injunction regarding the named plaintiffs was reinstated.