D.C.’s police chief says she’s happy the District has time to figure out how best to react to a ruling that strikes down its ban on carrying guns in public. A federal judge postponed until Oct. 22 his ruling that carrying a gun outside a home is protected under the Second Amendment.
The District’s Office of the Attorney General filed a motion this afternoon requesting that a federal court delay overturning a gun law until the city’s appeal is heard. A U.S. District Court ruled this weekend that a D.C. gun law that prevents people from legally carrying handguns in the District’s public places is unconstitutional.
The homeownership rate among Americans under 35 years old has dropped to 36 percent from 42 percent less than a decade ago, but the National Association of Realtors says there are metropolitan areas where millennial homeownership is likely to grow in coming years. Washington, D.C., gets an honorable mention on the list.
Prosecutors say a D.C. Superior Court jury found Jorida Davidson of Chevy Chase guilty Wednesday. Davidson was previously convicted of other charges in the same incident, including leaving the scene of a collision involving injury and driving while under the influence of alcohol, and sentenced to more than three years in prison. But the jury was unable to reach a verdict on the charge of voluntary manslaughter.
There’s a good chance that most of you who are reading this have gotten a parking ticket in D.C. at one time. It’s always frustrating — even if you deserve it. But what if you didn’t deserve it? You parked legally, your tags were up to date and you still got a ticket on your windshield? Would you take on the fight?