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Truth About Guns has the story.

“The arrest report lists Ceasefire/FLIP, two Chicago anti-violence programs, as his employer.

He’s charged with Class X armed habitual criminal and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His previous felony convictions include being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2014 and narcotics cases in 2018, 2013, 2008, and 2007.”
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Via 2A attorney Alan Beck:

“Sgt. Major George K. Young Jr. (Retired U.S. Army Green Beret) passed on earlier this week. He was my first client I represented on my own. Prior to meeting me, he had filed two pro se lawsuit against Hawaii’s concealed carry restrictions. That means he was his own lawyer. I corresponded with him while working on my first federal case. Shortly, there after he told me he was going to file a third lawsuit. After he was dismissed a third time, I agreed to represent him on appeal. Together we took the case to the
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Story here. Normally, an appeal is heard by a three-judge panel; from that the loser can appeal to the entire court, en banc. En banc hearings are restricted by rule (requiring a split between panels or other special grounds).

In this case, a panel had struck down Maryland’s permit requirements, and the court voted to take that en banc. While it was at it, it voted to take two more appeals en banc, even though the panels hadn’t yet ruled. I’ve never seen that done before.
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