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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Chicago Gun Ban Cases

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 30, 2009 2:40PM

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A year after striking down Washington D.C.'s gun ban, the U.S. Supreme Court announced today they will hear challenges to Chicago's similar ban. The cases the SCOTUS will hear are National Rifle Association vs. City of Chicago and McDonald vs. City of Chicago. The suburbs of Morton Grove, Wilmette, Evanston and Winnetka all dropped similar bans to avoid costly lawsuits after last year's D.C. decision. Chicago's ban has been in place for 27 years.