NRA v. Vullo — Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of NRA’s challenge to the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) coercion of banks and insurance companies doing business with the NRA because it is pro-gun. We previously filed an amicus brief in support NRA’s petition which was granted.

Our amicus brief demonstrated New York’s pattern of coercive behavior towards private speech. We explained how the Second Circuit’s reliance on “reputational risk” was a rationale that was previously rejected by the Supreme Court when used by segregationists opposing the Civil Rights Act. We also showed how the Second Amendment is involved in this case and that government censorship like the DFS actions is a growing problem as evidenced by the federal government working with Big Tech to censor political speech.

Link to brief