Evidently the Virginia State Bar is taking the position that lawyers’ blogs are de facto attorney advertising, and requires a disclaimer on each post that discusses a case an attorney has been involved with, regardless of the content of that post.
So in an attempt to satisfy the Bar, while I disagree with this position, I am adding this disclaimer at the top of any blog posts that mention a case that Cloudigy attorneys have ever worked on:
CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND THE RESULTS OBTAINED IN THIS CASE (OR GENERAL INFORMATION WE REPORT ABOUT THE CASE) DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY OUR LAWYERS.
Now, on to the case update.
Yesterday, the Second Amendment Foundation filed a brief in support of our Supreme Court petition for certiorari in the Masciandaro case, which is available here. (For more information about this constitutional case out of the Fourth Circuit, read our June blog post.) The Foundation is represented by Alan Gura, who seems to have a full time+ job fighting dozens of license, registration, and carry laws around the country that involve the Second Amendment right.
Stay tuned, we may have to wait until the Court’s “long conference” at the end of September to give an update on this case. Or we may see a request for the Solicitor General to respond over the summer. These days, fewer than 1% of petitions for certiorari that are filed with the Supreme Court are granted, so it takes a lot to get the Court’s attention!