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Supreme Court Clears the Way for the NRA’s Free Speech Lawsuit Against an Ex-New York Official

The unanimous opinion reverses a lower-court decision tossing out the gun rights group’s lawsuit against ex-New York state Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo.

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Supreme Court Will Hear an NRA Appeal in a Dispute With a Former New York State Official

The NRA claimed that remarks by former New York State Department of Financial Services superintendent Maria Vullo violated the group’s First Amendment rights.

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NRA Free Speech Lawsuit Dismissed Against NY State Financial Regulator

The National Rifle Association claimed that a New York state financial regulator coerced and threatened banks and insurers to sever business relationships with the gun group, according to the 2018 lawsuit, which claimed the regulator's "intent [was] to obstruct, chill, deter, and retaliate against the NRA’s core political speech." But, a federal appeals court recently found that the regulator's actions were done in "good faith" and dismissed the complaint.

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