What Will SCOTUS do about New York Rifle?

A big question on the minds of many Second Amendment supporters right now is, will the Supreme Court moot the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) case?

Unfortunately, the answer is likely “yes,” according to MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski. But that wouldn’t necessarily prevent the Supreme Court from taking up another Second Amendment case, as many think it should.  

Cody Wisniewski offers his analysis of the oral arguments at Legal Insurrection this week.

MSLF submitted an amicus brief in that case. Learn more on our case page

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New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n v. City of New York

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The Supreme Court’s 2nd Amendment Misfire

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review all ten of the Second Amendment cases it had pending on its docket. Though the cases presented different fact patterns and procedural postures, the Court simply refused to weigh in on any of them. There seems to be one likely reason: Chief Justice Roberts does not want the Court to take a stance on the Second Amendment.

Supreme Court Says No to NYC’s 2nd Amendment Avoidance Scheme

Are New York City officials afraid of the Constitution?

MSLF attorney Cody Wisniewski writes in National Review Online about the scheme New York City officials used to try to keep the Supreme Court from reviewing the most important Second Amendment case in nearly a decade.

Supreme Court Halts NYC’s Flight from Review under Second Amendment

This case arose as a result of NYC’s unconstitutional ban on transporting a licensed handgun outside city limits. For the past six years, NYC has vehemently defended its handgun transportation ban, but only at the last minute sought to avoid Supreme Court review when city officials realized the odds of success weren’t in their favor.

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