The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered an expedited briefing schedule. The original order was Appellants’ opening brief and the joint appendix must be filed on or before July 7, 2023; Appellees’ briefs must be filed on or before August 4, 2023; Appellants’ reply brief, if any, must be filed on or before August 18, 2023. The Court intends to schedule the appeal for disposition during the week of September 11, 2023Ronald Koons v. Attorney General New Jersey, No. 23-1900 (3d Cir.) The state asked to have it delayed, and the new briefing schedule is Appellants/Cross-Appellees and Intervenors shall file their opening briefs and the joint appendix on or before July 20, 2023; Appellees/Cross-Appellants shall file their opening/response brief on or before August 10, 2023; Appellees’ shall file their response brief on or before August 21, 2023; Appellants/Cross-Appellees and Intervenors shall file their response/reply briefs on or before September 4, 2023; and Appellees/Cross-Appellants shall file their reply brief on or before September 18, 2023id.

In the meantime, the Circuit court has stayed parts of the injunction: The requested stay is GRANTED as to the preliminary injunction of N.J. Stat. Ann. Section:Section: 2C:58-4.6(a)(6), (a)(9), (a)(10), (a)(12), (a)(15), (a)(17), (a)(18), (a)(21), as we conclude the applicable factors warrant such a stayRonald Koons v. Attorney General New Jersey ECF No. 30, No. 23-1900 (3d Cir.)

What does that mean? It means that the following places are still “sensitive” places where carrying firearms is verboten.

  1. within 100 feet of a place where a public gathering, demonstration or event is held for which a government permit is required, during the conduct of such gathering, demonstration or event;
  2. a nursery school, pre-school, zoo, or summer camp;
  3. a park, beach, recreation facility or area or playground owned or controlled by a State, county or local government unit, or any part of such a place, which is designated as a gun-free zone by the governing authority based on considerations of public safety;
  4. a publicly owned or leased library or museum;
  5. a bar or restaurant where alcohol is served, and any other site or facility where alcohol is sold for consumption on the premises;
  6. a privately or publicly owned and operated entertainment facility within this State, including but not limited to a theater, stadium, museum, arena, racetrack or other place where performances, concerts, exhibits, games or contests are held;
  7. a casino and related facilities, including but not limited to appurtenant hotels, retail premises, restaurant and bar facilities, and entertainment and recreational venues located within the casino property;
  8. a health care facility, including but not limited to a general hospital, special hospital, psychiatric hospital, public health center, diagnostic center, treatment center, rehabilitation center, extended care facility, skilled nursing home, nursing home, intermediate care facility, tuberculosis hospital, chronic disease hospital, maternity hospital, outpatient clinic, dispensary, assisted living center, home health care agency, residential treatment facility, residential health care facility, medical office, or ambulatory care facility;
Prohibited areas, carrying, firearms, destructive device, N.J. Statute § 2C:58-4.6 (U.S. N.J. 2023)
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