Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Matthew D. Wilson, et al. v. Cook County, et al.
Case No.: 18-2686
Officials: RIPPLE, HAMILTON, and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.
Focus: 2nd Amendment Violation
Two Cook County residents appeal the dismissal of their complaint, which raises a Second Amendment challenge to Cook County's ban on assault rifles and large-capacity magazines. Less than five years ago, we upheld a materially indistinguishable ordinance against a Second Amendment challenge. See Friedman v. City of Highland Park, 784 F.3d 406 (7th Cir. 2015). The district court dismissed the plaintiffs' complaint on the basis of Friedman. We agree with the district court that Friedman is controlling. Because the plaintiffs have not come forward with a compelling reason to revisit...