NRA seeks to refile lawsuit against New York state, government pushes back

NRA seeks to refile lawsuit against New York state, government pushes back

A lawyer for the National Rifle Association told an appeals court Wednesday the group hopes to refile a lawsuit against New York state , while pleading with the panel of judges to reverse a lower court’s decision to dismiss the case challenging the closure of gun shops during the coronavirus pandemic. NRA attorney Philip Furia delivered his arguments to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City, asking that the decision dismissing the lawsuit be reversed “to allow the plaintiff to submit an amended pleading.” The judges will announce their decision at a later date. Furia also asked that the NRA have “a chance to replead because the law has changed.” In repleading the lawsuit, the NRA will instead seek compensatory damages, Furia said. This photo from Wednesday March 7, 2012, shows Illinois gun owners and supporters file NRA applications during an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File) FIGHT OVER SAN DIEGO ‘GHOST GUN’ ORDINANCE HEATS UP AS JUDGE DISMISSES CHALLENGE “What we do want to do is recognize that the law has changed, we should be given an opportunity to go back, regroup and replead,” Furia continued. He later added: “The bottom line here is the NRA and its members were injured, and if a change in the law has rendered declaratory judgment and injunctive relief unavailable, they should be permitted to regroup and reclaim this case.” Brian Ginsberg, New York’s assistant solicitor general, pushed back on the […]

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