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Manhattan Judge Refuses to Dismiss New York AG’s Lawsuit Against NRA

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Manhattan Judge Refuses to Dismiss New York AG’s Lawsuit Against NRA

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A New York state judge ruled Thursday that state Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA) can go ahead. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joel Cohen on Thursday denied the NRA’s motions to dismiss the case, pause it, or transfer it to another court. “The attorney general is the chief law enforcement of the state of New York. She is enforcing a New York state statute,” Cohen said in a court hearing, as reported by several news outlets. “It would be inappropriate in these circumstances to find that the attorney general cannot pursue her claims in state court just because one of the defendants prefers to proceed in federal court.” He added: “State courts have their role to play, particularly when enforcing state law.” Last week, the NRA declared bankruptcy and said it would move its headquarters from New York to Texas. James said that the …

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