Defense Distributed Demand Injunction Against NJ AG In 3D Printing Censorship Case

Seattle Judge Rules Against State Department, Free Speech in 3D code
Defense Distributed Demand Injunction Against NJ AG In 3D Printing Censorship Case

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation have moved for an interim injunction pending appeal by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal in the continuing challenge of Grewal’s censorship relating to the publication of information about 3D gun production.

The case is in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, where a three-judge panel recently ruled unanimously that Grewal is “subject to the jurisdiction of Texas courts” because of his efforts to prevent publication of the information by Defense Distributed violates the company’s and SAF’s First Amendment rights. Grewal is one of nine Attorneys General to file suit in the Western District of Washington to enjoin the State Department from authorizing the release of Defense Distributed’s files.

The SAF/Defense Distributed motion states their case bluntly: “This appeal arises from the ongoing efforts of New Jersey’s Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and several of his peers to hamstring the plaintiffs’ distribution of materials related to the 3D printing of firearms.”

Plaintiffs are now asking for an injunction because Grewal “has now sought panel rehearing and rehearing en banc (and might also seek certiorari). This prevents the Plaintiffs from promptly proceeding on remand to have the district court rule on the merits of their preliminary injunction request. Having chosen to keep this Court in charge of the case indefinitely, Grewal cannot refuse to litigate Plaintiffs’ request for interim injunctive relief here and now. “

“New Jersey passed a statute aimed specifically at us and Defense Distributed,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Attorney General Grewal is essentially trying a delaying tactic to tie this case up in legal red tape as long as possible, while in the process depriving us of our First Amendment rights to share firearms information under color of state law.

“We’re asking the court for an injunction so Grewal will be prevented from enforcing the New Jersey statute and requiring us to cease and desist publishing computer files with digital firearms information,” he added.

SAF and Defense Distributed are represented by attorney Chad Flores with Beck Redden LLP in Houston.



The Second Amendment Foundation (www.saf.org) is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

 

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Winchester1873
Winchester1873
14 days ago

This rogue Indian, appointed by a useless governor, is totally incompetent. Any AG who respected the Constitution, would not be trying to violate the First Amendment.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
14 days ago

SAF is one of the very limited groups that has actually filed 2A suit based upon Deprivation of RIGHTS Under Color of Law where they sought legal fee’s from the plaintiff (Masonic/Nazi/Pharaoh) and it is my belief that Title 42 Section 1983 should be used in most 2A cases along with the language out of the Civil Rights Act strictly prohibiting rules against religious RIGHTS exactly as the founders stated the RIGHT to be granted from the “Creator” in the Declaration of Independence therefore declaring infringements upon these RIGHTS as un-lawful. Title 42 Section 1983 is the legal remedy for… Read more »

pigpen51
pigpen51
13 days ago

You have given a lot of information, and while it is certainly interesting, and much of it is super helpful in understand parts of what is going on with the legal issues, some of it I don’t think actually relates as much to this issue. I am not saying that I disagree with your research into the Nazis or the swastika or found relics, Masonic symbols, etc, what I am saying is that I don’t know that it is as complex as you seem to be implying. I think that when leftists fight against our gun rights, it is for… Read more »

Wass
Wass
13 days ago
Reply to  pigpen51

Although we’re getting a little bit away from the main subject here, it should be noted: Germany imposed strict regulations on legal gun ownership well before the Nazis ascent to power, in 1933. When they became the single power and party in the state, they simply used the gun registration records, already in the hands of the police, to start confiscation. Germans who were not Nazi party members, kissed their guns auf niedersehen.