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MENDELSON STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURTíS DECISION ON HELLER CASE
ďI look forward to working with the Executive and my colleagues on the Council. While I am disappointed in the Supreme Courtís decision on the Heller case, our response will be swift and comprehensive. We will have time to revise our registration law, while simultaneously ensure that the safety and well-being of those who live, work, and play in the District will be protected.Ē
Councilmember Mendelson has scheduled a public roundtable to discuss this issue. Below is a copy of the hearing notice.
Council of the District of Columbia
COUNCILMEMBER PHIL MENDELSON, CHAIRPERSON
The United States Supreme Courtís decision in District of Columbia v. Heller
Councilmember Phil Mendelson, Chairman of the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary, announces a public oversight hearing on The U.S. Supreme Courtís decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. The oversight hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at 12:00 p.m., in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.
The purpose of the oversight hearing is to receive testimony from the public, legal service providers, and government officials on the impact of the Heller decision on the Districtís gun laws. On June 26, 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that will require the District to revise its gun laws. The hearing will explore suggestions for how the District may preserve its laws controlling guns and protect public safety.
Those who wish to testify should contact Mr. Victor Bonett, Legislative Analyst, at (202) 724-4865, by fax at (202) 724-6664, or via e-mail at email@example.com and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Monday, June 30, 2008. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Monday, June 30th, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.
If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted either to Mr. Bonett, or to Ms. Cynthia Brock-Smith, Secretary to the Council, Room 5 of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m., on Tuesday, July 15, 2008.
Jason J. Shedlock
Office of Councilmember Phil Mendelson (At-Large)
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