The Supreme Court receives lots of petitions to hear cases. In the most recent term, they received over eight thousand and heard argument in 90 of them
. So clerks are going to be very quick to reject cases that neither point to a circuit split nor present novel questions of constitutional law. So the fact that Elena Kagan devoted a single paragraph to denying cert for a gun rights claimant
who wanted his conviction over turns means that the joker filing the petition didn't have much of a case
. The Court had bigger fish to fry, especially considering that at the time Kagan was a law clerk, the prevailing elite view on the constitutionality of individual gun rights was spelled out by former Chief Justice Warren Burger
[The Second Amendment] has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word 'fraud,' on the American public by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime.
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