A group of parents in the Madison Local School District in Butler County, Ohio 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 sought 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. Although the trial court ordered the disclosure of certain documents, it held that the school's armed staff were sufficiently trained under Ohio law. The case is now on appeal. The plaintiffs, five parents with a collective 12 children in district schools, are represented by attorneys from Everytown Law and Gupta Wessler PLLC.
Following the City of Seattle’s passage of an ordinance requiring responsible gun storage, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation, along with two individuals, sued the City, seeking a declaratory judgment that the ordinance is invalid. Everytown for Gun Safety’s Litigation Team agreed to represent the City on a pro bono basis, along with Orrick LLP. The City moved to dismiss the complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs do not have standing and the dispute is not yet ripe. The motion to dismiss is available here. The Honorable Barbara Linde agreed and granted the motion to dismiss. The plaintiffs submitted a motion for reconsideration, which was also denied.
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