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Editor: Christopher J. Robinette
Southwestern Law School

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Amicus Brief in NSSF v. Platkin

Scholars of tort law and statutory interpretation filed an amicus brief  in the Third Circuit appeal of NSSF v. Platkin—a case brought by the firearms industry’s trade association against the Attorney General of New Jersey to prevent enforcement of New Jersey’s new firearms nuisance statute. The industry argues that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act bars lawsuits under the new law. The legal scholars’ brief argues that New Jersey’s law is precisely the type of state regulation of gun sales contemplated by PLCAA’s predicate exception.  The brief is here.

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