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Bobbie Kay Ross

Bobbie Ross’s Legal Cases

11 total


  • Peruta v. County of San Diego

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    From April 2010 to April 2012, Ms. Ross was a crucial part of the litigation team representing the Plaintiffs-Appellants in an ongoing lawsuit challenging San Diego's strict "good cause" requirements for obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon (CCW). This case of first impression addresses whether the right to bear arms includes a right to carry a handgun in public. It also alleges favoritism by the San Diego Sheriff in issuing CCW permits on Equal Protection grounds. Ms. Ross authored several motions that were granted by both the federal district court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Sheriff Clay Parker v. State of California

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    Injunction granted in favor of clients.
    Description:
    From 2010 to early 2012, Ms. Ross was part of the litigation team representing ammunition vendors and shippers, law enforcement, and individual consumers challenging controversial statewide legislation (AB 962) requiring law abiding individuals to provide private personal information and a thumbprint for every purchase of "handgun ammunition" and prohibiting mail order and internet purchases of "handgun ammunition." The Court ruled that AB 962 was unconstitutionally vague on its face and enjoined enforcement of the statutes it enacted. Ms. Ross was not involved with the motion for attorneys' fees.
  • People v. Delacy

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Helped author petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in case dealing with discriminatory classifications affecting firearms rights.
  • Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    During 2010 to early 2012, Ms. Ross was part of the litigation team working on lawsuit challenging three San Francisco ordinances on Second Amendment grounds. The lawsuit alleges that the City's enactment and enforcement of three city ordinances requiring firearms be disabled by a trigger lock or stored in a locked container, banning the sale of ammunition that "serves no sporting purpose," and prohibiting firearm discharges with no self-defense exception unduly burdens the right to self-defense. The case was successful in encouraging the City to amend its discharge ban - a law that had been in place for some 73 years - to allow for discharges in lawful self-defense and other circumstances allowed for under state and federal law.
  • Bauer v. Harris

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    During late 2011 to early 2012, Ms. Ross was part of the litigation team working on this lawsuit challenging the "fees" the California Department of Justice (DOJ) imposes on firearm purchasers. The lawsuit alleges that the excessive "fees" being charged by the California DOJ to purchase a firearm create an unconstitutional infringement on the exercise of rights protected under the Second Amendment.
  • United States v. Client

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Assisted client with a case where he is facing tax fraud charges due to involvement in an alleged "high yield investment program."
  • United States v. Client

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    TBD
    Description:
    Ms. Ross is currently assisting with the appeal of a client who was convicted on RICO and drug conspiracy charges.
  • In re Client

    Practice Area:
    Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Outcome:
    Client's debt of almost $50,000 was discharged by bankruptcy court.
    Description:
    Successful chapter 7 bankruptcy filed. A discharge of almost $50,000 in debt was obtained.
  • United States v. Client

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Outcome:
    Client was spared an additional ten year sentencing enhancement.
    Description:
    Authored successful motion challenging the sufficiency of the Government's evidence to support the jury's finding of forced accompaniment. This granting of this motion authored by Ms. Ross resulted in the client being spared a ten year sentencing enhancement.
  • Nordyke v. King (Nordyke VI)

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Organized a moot court and served as a moot court judge to help prepare Appellants' counsel for oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals when the case went up for en banc rehearing a second time in 2012 Often referred to as “the Alameda gun show case” (and sometimes as “the case that doesn’t end” because of its long and tangled procedural history), Nordyke involved a constitutional challenge on First and Second Amendment grounds to an Alameda County, California, ordinance that bans firearms from county property, including the Alameda County fairgrounds.