No. 10-3525.

651 F.3d 684 (2011)

Rhonda EZELL, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided July 6, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alan Gura (argued), Attorney, Gura & Possessky, Alexandria, VA, David G. Sigale, Attorney, Glen Ellyn, IL, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

James A. Feldman (argued), Attorney, Washington, DC, Mara S. Georges, Attorney, Office of the Corporation Counsel, Appeals Division, Suzanne M. Loose, Attorney, City of Chicago Law Department, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Charles J. Cooper, Attorney, Cooper & Kirk, Washington, DC, for Amicus Curiae, Brett Benson.

Clifford M. Sloan, Attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, DC, for Amici Curiae, Paul Finkelman, Stanley Katz, David Thomas Konig, Patrick J. Charles, and Robert J. Spitzer.

Before KANNE, ROVNER, and SYKES, Circuit Judges.

SYKES, Circuit Judge.

For nearly three decades, the City of Chicago had several ordinances in place "effectively banning handgun possession by almost all private citizens." McDonald v. City of Chicago, ___ U.S. ___ 130 S.Ct. 3020, 3026, 177 L.Ed.2d 894 (2010). In 2008 the Supreme Court struck down a similar District of Columbia law on an original-meaning interpretation of the Second Amendment.1...

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