Monday, May 11, 2009

Appellate briefs for Chicago gun ban case

The appellate briefs, including the amicus briefs, for the Chicago gun ban case are available here.

As an aside, the law enforcement amici in support of the plaintiffs (and against the gun ban) include the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, both groups that supported the pro-individual rights side in the Supreme Court's D.C. v. Heller decision last year. ILEETA is one of the "Big Two" of law enforcement training organizations (the other is IALEFI), and LEAA has long supported citizens Second Amendment rights. It's good to see law enforcement groups stand up for the constitutionally-protected rights of ordinary citizens.

Ed Nowicki, the guy who runs ILEETA is a retired Chicago cop, and a stand up guy, so I'm not surprised he supported the (pro-gun rights) plaintiffs in this case. The law enforcement groups' amicus brief was written by noted Second Amendment attorney Dave Kopel, who also wrote one of the amicus briefs in support of the pro-individual rights side in Heller.

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