Will Fourth Circuit Decision on Gun Rights of 18-20 Year Olds Become Moot?
Earlier this month, in Hirschfeld v. ATF, a divided panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit concluded that the right to keep and bear arms enshrined in the Second Amendment applies to 18-20 year olds. Eugene blogged about the case here.
Most observers have assumed the Fourth Circuit would rehear this case en banc, but what if the case becomes moot before that can happen? As noted by “John Doe” (@fedjudges) on Twitter, it appears both plaintiffs will have turned 21 by the end of this month.
As the panel
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