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Justices Extend Gun Owner Rights Nationwide
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court held Monday that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live, expanding the conservative court's embrace of gun rights since John Roberts became Chief Justice. By a 5-4 vote,... Read More

Chicago Gun Ban On Way Out, But Mayor Vows Fight
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO — (AP) A Supreme Court ruling finding that Americans have the right to bear arms anywhere they live almost certainly means the end of Chicago's decades-old handgun ban, but it may not make handgun ownership there much easier if the city's... Read More

Court's Decision Offers Some Clarity On Gun Laws
Posted on 15 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A federal appeals court upheld a ban on gun possession for a domestic violence offender in a ruling that several anti-violence advocates applauded Wednesday for providing some clarity after the U.S. Supreme Court's recent landmark decision... Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses States' Gun Lawsuit
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) A federal judge in Missoula has dismissed a lawsuit by gun rights advocates and states seeking freedom from federal gun laws, a move that the advocates promised to appeal. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy... Read More

Massachusetts Gun Maker To Pay $600,000 In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) A Massachusetts gun-maker has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to the families of one man who was killed and another man who was wounded in a shooting involving a gun allegedly stolen from the company, a national gun-control group announced... Read More