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FILE - In this April 14, 2011 file photo, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A sharply divided Supreme Court on Monday said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, comparing a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting. "Taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment," Kennedy wrote for the court's five-justice majority. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Justice Kennedy denies NRA request to block gun magazine law

First Published Mar 12 2014 08:25 pm • Last Updated Mar 12 2014 08:25 pm

Washington • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied an emergency request by the National Rifle Association to block enforcement of a California city ordinance that bans gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 bullets.

A court spokesman says Kennedy denied the request without comment.

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The ban in Sunnyvale went into effect last week after 66 percent of voters approved it in November. The NRA challenged the law, but a federal judge ruled that it does not violate the Second Amendment right to own weapons for self-defense.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco denied the NRA’s request for an emergency order to stop the ban from taking effect while it considers the appeal.

Kennedy oversees emergency appeals from California.




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