Gun Laws

The Second Circuit affirmed a ruling that New York’s gun licensing laws — which, among other standards, require applicants to prove their “good moral character,” — do not violate the Second Amendment. The complaint in the case brought by the Libertarian Party of Erie County and nine New York residents did not allege that any “law-abiding responsible citizen” who applied for a license to have a firearm at home had been denied it, the court wrote.

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Ballot-Access Requirements

The Eleventh Circuit remanded the Libertarian Party of Georgia’s suit over the state’s ballot-access requirements for third-party and independent candidates, finding the lower court improperly failed to conduct an Anderson test — the Supreme Court’s test for the constitutionality of such requirements — when it ruled in favor of the Secretary of State. 

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