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Trials and Tribulations: Supreme Court denies certiorari in case challenging California gun laws, but not without a rare and critical dissent to the denial by Justice Thomas

While it is not unusual for the U.S. Supreme Court to deny certiorari, it is unusual for a Justice to issue a written dissent to the denial of certiorari, as Justice Thomas did in the recent case of Silvester v. Becerra, Attorney General of California, 583 U.S. __ (February 20, 2018). Silvester was commenced by ...

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