Ninth Circuit Hands Nordyke v. King Plaintiffs Victory

Alameda County Fairgrounds
After 13 Years, Ninth Circuit Nordyke Ruling Allows Gun Shows On Alameda County Fairgrounds

San Jose, CA –-( After nearly thirteen years of litigation and two arguments before an en banc panel, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will “hold the County” to the “current, official interpretation of its ordinance,” namely, “that Plaintiffs, when conducting a gun show, may offer firearms for sale [at the Alameda County Fairgrounds].”

The opinion in the case, captioned Nordyke, et al. v. King, et al., was published by the court on Friday.

“We’ve waited a long time to say that our gun shows will be back at the Alameda County Fairgrounds just as soon as we can get the County to set a date,” said plaintiff and TS Trade Shows co-owner, Sallie Nordyke.

“I’m pleased the Court found in my clients’ favor and that this case has finally achieved its objectives. There will, once again, be gun shows at the Alameda Fairgrounds,” noted lead counsel Donald Kilmer.

“Those local authorities who followed Alameda’s lead in passing gun show ban ordinances, like San Mateo, Marin, and the City of Santa Cruz, should consider themselves on notice.”

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