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Commonwealth v. Runyan

Docket #SJC-10480
Date November 5, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryFirearms. Constitutional law, Right to bear arms. Due process of law, Substantive rights. Statute, Validity.
Appealed FromLowell District Court, Middlesex County, Justice Geoffrey C. Packard
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Commonwealth:  Loretta M. Lillios, KerryAnne Kilcoyne
Counsel for Appellee
Runyan:  Brenden J. McMahon, Edward F. George, Jr.
Amici CuriaeBrady Center to Prevent Gun Violence; International Brotherhood of Police; Legal Community Against Violence; Massachusetts Million Mom March; Stop Handgun Violence; Gun Owners Action League; Attorney General; Berkshire County District Attorney; Bristol County District Attorney; Cape and Islands District Attorney; Eastern District Attorney; Hampden County District Attorney; District Attorney for the Middle District; District Attorney for Norfolk County; District Attorney for the Northwestern District; District Attorney for Plymouth County; Executive Office of Health and Human Services (Massachusetts); Department of Public Health; Suffolk County District Attorney

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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