New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York was our winter 2019 SCOTUS in the Classroom case.
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Does the New York City law banning the transportation of a licensed handgun to a home or shooting range outside New York City limits violate the Second Amendment, the Commerce Clause, or the constitutional right to travel?
- Brief of Petitioner: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Romolo Colantone, Efrain Alvarez, and Jose Anthony Irizarry
- Brief of Respondent: City of New York
- Amicus brief from the U.S. Government supporting the petitioners (additional amici can be found at SCOTUSblog)
News Articles and Resources:
- SCOTUSblog: Series of symposium articles from many viewpoints
- National Constitution Center podcast: "The Next Big Second Amendment Case?" (August 29, 2019)
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