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Rhode Island Bar Journal Article

City of Los Angeles Must Pay NRA For 1st Amendment Violation

Posted by Keith G. Langer | Oct 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

The city passed an ordinance forbidding any company having or seeking city contracts to have any dealings with the NRA. A Federal judge rightly struck the ordinance down, as violating the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and association.

San Francisco had tried similar posturing but also had the wisdom to cease when sued. LA has now been ordered to pay the NRA's legal fees; about $150,000.

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Keith G. Langer

Keith G. Langer, Attorney at Law SERVING NORFOLK COUNTY, MA, AND SURROUNDING AREAS Solo practitioner concentrating in civil litigation, collections, family law and administrative law, particularly firearms licensing.Professional Qualifications: One of the longest-serving member of the Firear...


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