August 19, 2019: Everytown won a major federal court ruling that overturned the ATF’s refusal to produce gun suicide data from its firearms tracing database. The initial noncompliance came after Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund had requested the data under the Freedom of Information Act. The ruling, coming from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, breaks new ground as the only federal court decision to hold that the Tiahrt Rider, a Congressional appropriations law backed by the NRA, cannot be used by the ATF to withhold data on gun violence under federal FOIA requests.
September 3, 2019: Through its lawyers, the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently filed a brief opposing the Attorney General's motion to dismiss the Coalition's challenge to a 2018 law forcing shelters (and other businesses) to allow guns in their parking lots. In its motion, the Attorney General argued that the Coalition lacks legal standing to pursue the claim, because the state has not yet enforced the law against Coalition members. In opposition, the Coalition asserts shelters nonetheless face a credible threat of prosecution under the law, and that a favorable outcome would serve the shelters' mission to provide safe haven for victims of abuse. The Coalition is represented by lawyers from Everytown Law, as well as Gupta Wessler PLLC and Goodwin & Goodwin LLP.
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