Originally Posted by sighere
Well, we need at least one win for a circuit split. So far we're losing at all Circuits. SCOTUS could choose not to take up certiorari on something that has no split. Add to that that B.O. has 4 more years to spin SCOTUS in the leftist direction and you have Heller/McDonald as the high water mark very much in danger.
A circuit split isn't an absolute requirement before SCOTUS will review. It's just the best way to guarantee a review.