April 24, 2023 New York, New York – The New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) has filed an Amicus Brief in the matter of United States v. Zackey Rahimi. The group is represented by Benjamin G. Shatz, Jacqueline Wolff, Samantha Katze, Tina Lapsia and Carolyn Sharzer of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. View the brief here.
NYCLA has actively supported reasonable gun legislation, supporting legislation to address mass shootings and has sponsored forums to address the problem of domestic violence in New York and elsewhere. In March 2013, NYCLA produced a report on proposed federal gun legislation. In June of 2022, NYCLA filed an Amicus Brief in the case of the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. et al v. Kevin Bruen, in which we urged that a New York law restricting the concealed carry of firearms was constitutional.
“We believe that the Fifth Circuit’s decision threatens the ability of state and local governments to keep their most vulnerable citizens safe by forbidding them from restricting the possession of firearms by domestic abusers.” remarked Vincent T. Chang, president of NYCLA.
“New York’s gun laws balance the right to own a weapon against the safety of its citizens, which includes removing guns from people found to be engaged in domestic violence. We urge the Supreme Court to grant the United States’ petition for certiorari.” Said Jacqueline Wolff, attorney for NYCLA.
About the New York County Lawyers Association
The New York County Lawyers Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as one of the first major bar associations in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, or gender, and has a long history of supporting the rights of LGBTQ+ people. Since its inception, NYCLA has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence. For more information on NYCLA please visit nycla.org.
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