One's Observations

A collection of some things I observe along the way.


"The Supreme Court announced last week that it would consider a case which will decide one of the most important Second Amendment questions since District of Columbia v. Heller." "Alan Gura will argue the case on behalf of the McDonald plaintiffs. Gura successfully argued D.C. v. Heller last year. Gura noted in a recent interview that "the freedoms we enjoy as Americans are secured to us against violation by all levels of government. State and local governments should be on notice: the Second Amendment is a normal part of the Bill of Rights, and it is coming to your town." (Examiner Article)

"Mr. Gura’s practice focuses primarily on constitutional law.

Prior to founding Gura & Possessky, PLLC, Mr. Gura began his career by serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Terrence W. Boyle, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Subsequently, as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, Mr. Gura defended the State of California and its employees from all manner of lawsuits, in state and federal courts, at trial and on appeal. Thereafter, Mr. Gura entered the private practice of law with the Washington, D.C. offices of Sidley & Austin. In February 2000, he left the firm to serve for a year as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight.

Alan Gura is admitted as an active member in good standing in the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar, and the State Bar of California. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal courts of appeal and district courts.

In 2009, Alan was named one of Washington's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 and a Champion of Justice by Legal Times.

Alan Gura is a 1995 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. He is also a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government, with Distinction in All Subjects, in 1992." (Gura's Site)



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