I was looking at some of the comments to the Heller decision, and I got linked back to the Volokh Conspiracy thread about the case. Here's one I missed, from commenter Letalis Maximus, Esq.:
The ultimate fate of the Miller case is a good example of why the federal public defender system is such a good idea. If Miller and Layton had been represented by a public defender, they would have had a brief filed on their behalf at the Supreme Court, and the public defender would have carried on the fight back at the district court after remand. As it was, the government basically got a default judgment and after remand Miller was already dead and, as far as I have been able to learn, Layton had R-U-N-N-O-F-T.Mixing Miller and O Brother, Where Art Thou?