Misleading reports exist about several legal matters involving the NRA. This website presents key documents and facts — to set the record straight and allow the public to judge for itself.
NRA Receives Favorable Opinion in Case Against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Department of Financial Services; Obtains Access to Documents
MARCH 31, 2020 — The NRA today received a favorable opinion in its appeal of a prior ruling that denied the Association access to key documents in its First Amendment lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS"), and former DFS Superintendent Maria Vullo.
The documents, when produced, are expected to shed light on the State’s interactions with various insurance companies and others, along with DFS's disparate treatment of non-NRA entities.
NRA Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against New York State Department of Financial Services to Confront Expedited Enforcement Action
FEBRUARY 28, 2020 — Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors announced today that its client, the National Rifle Association of America (“NRA”), seeks a preliminary injunction in federal court to block the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) from conducting enforcement proceedings against the NRA. On February 5, 2020, DFS served a Statement of Charges against the NRA and noticed a hearing on April 6, 2020 to address alleged violation of New York State insurance law.
Filed on February 28, 2020, the NRA’s court papers claim that in the face of startling new evidence and documents detailing backroom pressure it placed on insurance companies to blacklist the NRA, the DFS hurriedly amended its hearing rules, then contrived to conclude its investigation of the NRA – so it could divert important issues to a private, DFS-controlled forum instead of a New York jury.
The NRA alleges that DFS’s latest actions against the Association threaten important rights under the First Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. Two heavyweight expert witnesses – a former senior New York insurance regulator, John R. Cashin, and civil procedure titan Arthur R. Miller – agree.