NYSRPA Argued Before SCOTUS – Question of Mootness Remains Prominent

Early on Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) vs. New York City. Unfortunately for those hoping for a big decision in favor of gun rights, it seems unlikely.

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NYC Mootness Argument Denied – NYSRPA Case Going to Oral Argument

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a preliminary rejection of New York City’s motion to “moot” the lawsuit filed against them by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA). The case will be heard at Oral Arguments on December 2nd.

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NYSRPA Files Brief on the Merits of their Supreme Court Case

The New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA)  filed a new brief in their lawsuit against New York City’s handgun laws. The case has gathered rapt attention and has the potential for a decision as sweeping as DC v. Heller more than a decade ago. This brief, filed late in the day on Tuesday, May 7th, concerns the merits of the case. Those who have been following the developments in the lawsuit carefully will find little new information contained in the filing. However, for those of us following the case closely, it’s fascinating reading.

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SCOTUS Denies New York City's Motion – NYSRPA Case To Move Forward

Today there is a new and exciting word from the Supreme Court in the case brought by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) against New York City. The case, with potentially national implications, can move forward. New York City’s motion (discussed here) which would have paused the case was denied. Had their motion been accepted, New York City would have been able to enact a rule change theoretically rendering the case “moot” (meaningless), resulting in an eventual dismissal.

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Update: New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. NYC

Previously, I discussed an ongoing court case with potentially national repercussions. In that case, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association (NYSRPA) was challenging portions of the New York City code. The part that promised potentially national implications was NYSRPA’s request that the Supreme Court rule that all 2nd Amendment cases be subject to strict scrutiny. If you want to avoid a recap of the previous article, skip to the subheading New Developments.

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