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Breaking: Federal judge refuses injunction to stop MD gun law

posted at 1:42 pm on October 1, 2013 by

I’m actually a little surprised by this, considering all of the problems this has caused Maryland gun owners who want to exercise their Second Amendment rights:

A federal judge on Tuesday declined to halt Maryland’s strict new gun laws while a lawsuit challenging their constitutionality goes forward.

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake issued the opinion after a hearing Tuesday morning on the Firearms Amendment Act of 2013.

She said plaintiffs had months to file for a temporary restraining order and that she was not convinced they would suffer irreparable harm if the law went into effect.

On the other hand, in comparison to today’s ObamaCare train wreck, the Maryland rollout looks almost competent.  Almost.

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Clinton appointee from Boston who went to one of the Seven Sisters… says it all right there.

blammm on October 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM

says it all right there.

blammm on October 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM

What says it all is that the citizens of Maryland elected the people who enacted the law.

They get the leaders they deserve.

cozmo on October 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Maryland is the police state liberals dream about, yet they’re all moving down here to VA.

How about it, MD Republicans? You had enough yet? The Old Dominion is calling you.

crrr6 on October 1, 2013 at 2:10 PM

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake issued the opinion

Buck Flake.

Nutstuyu on October 1, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Seems like judges allow bad laws to stand, but block good laws…when either gets challenged.

22044 on October 1, 2013 at 2:19 PM

What says it all is that the citizens of Maryland elected the people who enacted the law.

They get the leaders they deserve.

cozmo on October 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM

As a MD resident I can say that I didn’t vote for ANY of these clowns.

Baltimore city, Annapolis, and Montgomery and PG counties run/ruin the rest of the state.

Blame is placed squarely on their shoulders.

Gatsu on October 1, 2013 at 2:20 PM

You’re surprised a Clintonian Lawgiver-In-Black would side with gun-grabbers?

Steve Eggleston on October 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

You’re surprised a Clintonian Lawgiver-In-Black would side with gun-grabbers?

Steve Eggleston on October 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

No one in MD, or well the US for that matter, should be surprised. There are several lawsuits in the wings for this law.

Gatsu on October 1, 2013 at 2:43 PM

I predicted as much this morning, in my comment on the thread on the main page:

They may not need to rush. A court has a hearing scheduled tomorrow to determine whether to issue an injunction against the law:

Yeah, we all saw how that worked out with 0bamamacare.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for justice.

UltimateBob on October 1, 2013 at 10:31 AM

There are two things that government NEVER does:

1) It never shrinks by itself, and
2) Once it takes liberty away from its citizens, it never gives it back

UltimateBob on October 1, 2013 at 2:53 PM

Along the same vein, from Washington Examiner:

Credit card firm cuts off nation’s No. 1 gun store — for selling guns

lucyvanpelt on October 1, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Radcliffe, Harvard, democrat, Clinton appointee.

Did you really think she was going to rule to stop this law?

There are no surprises in the personal Progressive universe. Just regulated outcomes of character.

rrpjr on October 1, 2013 at 3:14 PM

“Forget it, Ed… It’s Maryland.”

Jack Deth on October 1, 2013 at 4:17 PM

http://www.fjc.gov/public/home.nsf/hisj
Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Blake, Catherine C.

Born 1950 in Boston, MA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Nominated by William J. Clinton on May 4, 1995, to a seat vacated by John R. Hargrove. Confirmed by the Senate on August 11, 1995, and received commission on August 14, 1995.

U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1987-1995

Education:
Radcliffe College, A.B., 1972
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1975

Professional Career:
Private practice, Boston, Massachusetts, 1975-1977
Assistant U.S. attorney, District of Maryland, 1977-1985, 1986-1987; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1983-1985, 1986-1987
U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland (court-appointed), 1985-1986

CrazyGene on October 1, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Clinton nominated Radcliffe graduate.. I’m Shocked that she didn’t defend the 2nd Amendment.

CrazyGene on October 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM

That’s okay. Uh provided she abides by the same law. She must be as disarmed and unable to defend herself as the citizens she “supposedly” SERVES!!!.
If not, if she attempt special privileges like that of a member of the proletariat, well then she should face imediate FEDERAL charges of treason and espionage and, well face the rule of law. Could and probably should be ugly for her.
She might find herself retired to gitmo with Lois Lerner. Hey Catherine!, heard your emperor speak today. Impressive. But that might not keep you out of prison. American people are waking up to tyranny. The thing you might do right now (right now)is look it up.
;)

onomo on October 1, 2013 at 5:37 PM

What happens if a citizen suffers “irreparable harm” at the hand of some feral thug?

Hint: It won’t concern the judge a bit.

FOWG1 on October 1, 2013 at 5:43 PM