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Representing Cities April 26, 2019

Everytown Law Defends the City of Pittsburgh in Three Lawsuits

Everytown Law represents the City of Pittsburgh in a trio of lawsuits arising out of the passage of three gun-violence-prevention ordinances passed in the wake of the horrific massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue.
Representing Cities April 26, 2019

Florida Cities and Local Officials File Brief Seeking Summary Judgment to Allow Local Gun Violence Prevention Ordinances

Thirty municipalities, three counties, and more than eighty elected local officials moved in Florida state court on February 21, 2019 to grant summary judgment on their claims that penalties attached to Florida’s firearms preemption statute unconstitutionally chilled them from enacting local ordinances to protect the safety of Florida residents. Plaintiffs seek to enact local ordinances requiring procedures or documentation to ensure compliance with mandatory waiting periods and criminal history background checks, prohibiting the sale or transfer of certain after-market large-capacity detachable magazines, and requiring the reporting of failed background checks to law enforcement, among others.
Representing Cities August 13, 2018

Bass, et al. v. City of Edmonds, et al.

Following the City of Edmonds’ 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 Law agreed to represent the City on a pro bono basis, along with the Summit Law Group The City moved to dismiss the complaint, arguing that the plaintiffs do not have standing and the dispute is not yet ripe.
Representing Cities July 20, 2018

Alim, et al. v. City of Seattle, et al.

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 Law 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 Honorable Barbara Linde agreed and granted the motion to dismiss. The plaintiffs submitted a motion for reconsideration, which was also denied.
Representing Cities July 3, 2018

Jon C. Caldara, et al. v. City of Boulder, et al.

Everytown Law is representing the City of Boulder, Colorado in a legal challenge to the City’s recently enacted gun-safety ordinance, which includes prohibitions on the possession and sale of assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the City and strengthens restrictions on the possession of firearms by minors under the age of 21. Plaintiffs – two individuals, a gun dealer, and a shooting club – filed a lawsuit against the City the day after the ordinance was passed and, a month later, filed a motion in an effort to prevent the City from enforcing the ordinance while their lawsuit is ongoing. On September 17, 2018, agreeing with the arguments made by the City, the federal district court decided that it would abstain from deciding any of plaintiffs’ Second Amendment and other federal constitutional claims until a state court decided whether the ordinance was preempted under state law. The case is currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Boulder’s ordinance remains in effect. Everytown Law is co-counsel with Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, the Boulder City Attorney’s Office, and the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.