Constitutional Rights

The Litigator

Coronavirus Gun Store Shutdown

Even in an emergency, constitutionally-protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency orders designed to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Robert Aragon, et al. v. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, et al.

New Mexico’s Unconstitutional Gun Store Closures

Even in an emergency, constitutionally protected rights must be defended. New Mexico’s governor shut down the state’s firearms retailers as part of her emergency shut down orders designed to stop the spread of COVID 19. But her order illegally deprives citizens of their Second Amendment protected rights. MSLF filed a lawsuit, on behalf of multiple individuals, firearm retailers, and a litany of Second Amendment advocacy organization, to vindicate those rights.

Biographical Questions Forced Top ATC Candidates Out of FAA Hiring Pool

“The number of different high school sports I participated in.”
“The age at which I first started to earn money (other than an allowance).”
Strange questions to ask would-be air traffic controllers. Yet those questions and others were ones the Federal Aviation Administration asked potential air traffic controllers to answer as part of a new hiring system in 2013.

We Are All Originalists Now… Sort of

MSLF attorney David McDonald published an op-ed in RealClearPolitics today on the enduring legacy of Justice Scalia. Since the 1980s, constitutional text and history have become ever more central to Supreme Court jurisprudence.