Thursday, August 02, 2012
Federal Appeals Court Grants Stay In Md. Gun Case
Maryland can continue enforcing its gun permit law requiring residents to show a "good and substantial reason" to carry handguns until a federal appeals court decides the matter, the court said Wednesday.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond granted a stay in the case as requested by Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler. The court also directed the case to be expedited, tentatively scheduling arguments during a session set for Oct. 23-26.
"The proceedings have been expedited and the state will present its arguments to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in late October," said David Paulson, a spokesman for Gansler. "In the meantime, the state will continue to follow and enforce this law as passed by the General Assembly."
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