NRA V. GOV. CUOMO

TIMELINE

SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

A hearing is held in Albany, New York, regarding the Motion to Dismiss. Read a Press Report

AUGUST 3, 2018

The State files its Motion to Dismiss the NRA's lawsuit. Read the Motion

AUGUST 24, 2018

The ACLU submits an amicus brief in support of the NRA, alleging Defendants' actions “threaten the First Amendment rights of all advocacy organizations.” Read the Brief

APRIL 19, 2018

DFS issues “guidance letters” to CEOs of banks and insurance cos. in NY coercing them to not do business with the NRA. The “blacklisting campaign” begins.

MAY 11, 2018

The NRA files suit against NYDFS, Gov. Cuomo and Vullo alleging violations of the NRA's First Amendment rights. Read the Lawsuit

APRIL 19, 2018

Gov. Cuomo issues press release in which longtime lieutenant Vullo urges all insurers and banks doing business in NY to discontinue arrangements with the NRA. Read the Release

JULY 20, 2018

The NRA files its Amended Complaint alleging an institutional scheme to destroy the NRA and any gun-advocacy group, in violation of First Amendment rights. Read the Complaint

AUGUST 9, 2019

The New York Law Journal reports on the court's decision, which may allow the NRA access to internal state documents after the judge's review. Read the Report

DECEMBER 5, 2019

Judge Hummel agrees to permit the NRA to file a motion to amend its complaint by December 20. The NRA intends to replead its selective enforcement claim.

DECEMBER 20, 2019

NRA files a Motion for Leave to file a Second Amended Complaint. The NRA seeks permission to replead selective enforcement claims. Read the Release

MARCH 20, 2019

The NY Law Journal reports that the NRA will be allowed to depose former NYDFS Superintendent Maria Vullo. Read the Report.

AUGUST 8, 2019

The court issues a decision requiring Defendants to provide documents for the court’s review – as the NRA pursues insights into the “blacklisting campaign.” Read the Decision.

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy issues his decision i/c/w the Motion to Dismiss, upholding the NRA's First Amendment freedom of speech claims. Read the Decision

JANUARY 6, 2020

The Court denies Defendants' motion for reconsideration of the March order permitting the NRA to depose Maria Vullo. Read the Order.

FEBRUARY 5, 2020

DFS files civil charges against the NRA and issues a Notice of Hearing in connection with an investigation into insurance products offered to NRA members.

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

NRA seeks a preliminary injunction in federal court to block DFS from conducting enforcement proceedings. Read the Release

MARCH 31, 2020

The NRA receives a favorable opinion in its appeal of a prior ruling that denied the Association access to key documents. Read the Opinion

JUNE 1, 2020

U.S. Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel grants the NRA’s request to replead its selective enforcement claim. Read the Order