Breaking: Supreme Court Dismisses NYC Gun Rights Case; Conservative Justices Dissent
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a case brought by three New York City handgun owners challenging a city regulation that prohibited gun owners from transporting their firearms outside the city.
Because that regulation has since been amended, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 in an unsigned opinion that the case was moot.
Conservative justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch wrote in their dissent that the case should not have been dismissed.
“By incorrectly dismissing this case as moot, the Court permits our docket to be manipulated in a way that should not be countenanced,” the justices wrote.