Summary: Second Amendment challenge to the federal government’s wrongful denial of an application to purchase a firearm, as well as the burden-shifting policies and practices that force gun buyers to prove they are not prohibited persons under the law.
Plaintiffs: Ralph Newton and Firearms Policy Coalition
Defendants: United States of America, Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Acting ATF Director Marvin Richardson
Litigation Counsel: Bradley Benbrook, Stephen Duvernay, and Mike McLane
Docket: D. OR case no. 1:22-cv-00150 | CourtListener Docket
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Key Events & Filings:
- 2022-7-11: Judgment
- 2022-7-8: Notice of Stipulation of Voluntary Dismissal
- 2022-5-10: Order Granting Motion for Stay
- 2022-5-6: Stipulation and Joint Motion to Stay Proceedings
- 2022-4-25: Defendants' Motion to Dismiss; Exhibits
- 2022-1-27: Complaint
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