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Everytown for Gun Safety and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence File Amicus Brief Arguing Legislative Amendments to Florida Stand Your Ground Law are Unconstitutional.

Everytown for Gun Safety and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed an amicus brief in Love v. State, a case before the Florida Supreme Court. At issue in the case is who has the burden of proof under the state's controversial Stand Your Ground Law. Following an earlier decision of the Florida Supreme Court that held that the defendant had the burden of proving that he or she was entitled to Stand Your Ground immunity, the Florida Legislature enacted a law that placed the burden of proof on the state. Everytown and the Brady Center have argued that the Legislature violated the separation of powers when it attempted to abrogate the Florida Supreme Court's earlier decision. Everytown and the Brady Center were represented on a pro bono basis by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and the Santini Law Firm. The brief is available here.

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Litigation Documents Everytown Law October 11, 2018

Court Rules in Favor of Everytown Client Missoula in Background Check Litigation

On October 11, 2018, the Montana District Court upheld a City of Missoula ordinance, which requires background checks on all gun sales within city limits, including from private unlicensed sellers -- closing a loophole in the law that allowed convicted felons and other categories of people prohibited from owning firearms to obtain guns without a background check. The City had filed suit earlier this year, asking the Montana court to overrule a legal opinion by Attorney General Timothy C. Fox that the ordinance is preempted by state law. Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team represents the City in the lawsuit along with the Missoula firm of Boone Karlberg P.C. and the Missoula City Attorney.
Litigation Documents Everytown Law September 24, 2018

Amicus Brief: Young v. Hawaii

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of Hawaii's motion for en banc review. This brief argues that an eleven judge panel of the Ninth Circuit should review Young v. Hawaii en banc in order to correct errors in the historical analysis made in the prior decision.
Litigation Documents Everytown Law September 20, 2018

Amicus Brief: Libertarian Party of Erie County v. Cuomo

Everytown for Gun Safety filed this amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a case challenging New York's firearm permitting system and concealed carry licensing system. This brief makes clear that laws regulating the possession of firearms to prevent possession by felons and other dangerous people and laws regulating the public carrying of firearms are consistent with a centuries long Anglo-American tradition.
Litigation Documents Everytown Law September 13, 2018

Ohio Parents File Lawsuit Against Local School District, Challenging Plan to Arm Teachers with Insufficient Training; Everytown Litigation Serving as Co-Counsel

A group of parents in the Madison Local School District sued the local board of education and superintendent, alleging that plan to arm staff violates an Ohio statute requiring that armed school employees satisfactorily complete an approved basic peace officer training program. The parents are seeking an injunction blocking the district from arming teachers and other staff without the training required by law, as well as a court order requiring disclosure of policies and procedures for arming staff. The lawsuit was filed in Butler County’s Court of Common Pleas. The plaintiffs, five parents with a collective 12 children in district schools, are represented by attorneys from Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund and Gupta Wessler PLLC. Read the full press release here.