Justice Department gets its 15 minutes

One of the issues that led to some behind-the-scenes squabbling in the case of D.C. v. Heller, which tests the constitutionality of a ban on handguns, has been resolved today.

Today the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Solicitor General will have 15 minutes during oral arguments to make the case for the Justice Department as amicus. That’ll come in addition to the 30 minutes allotted for argument by each party during the March 18 event. This way, neither side has to share its argument time with the DoJ.

The Legal Times’ Tony Mauro has more here, and the Court’s orders today can be found here.


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