New Orleans Municipal Code § 54-1 defines a stun gun or a Taser as a destructive device. “The term ‘destructive devi...
Today we filed a Taser challenge against the City of New Orleans
November 17, 2016
Today, New Jersey filed this letter with the Court, requesting that "... the Court schedule an in-person conference in the hopes of resolving this cas...
New Jersey requests "in-person" settlement conference in Taser case
November 16, 2016
Today, we received the following production in the NFATCA FOIA filed on behalf of Mr. Savage. For ease of reviewing, we have broken it into two separ...
ATF Delivers Documents in NFATCA FOIA Case
November 22, 2016
Opinion in Almeida/Tumminelli v. NJ case
February 16, 2017
In a lengthy opinion yesterday, the District Court for District of New Jersey dismissed the complaint against a number of defendants regarding "justifiable need." Almeida was dismissed, because during the litigation, he was "granted" a permit by Judge Conforti. It is notable that Almeida was not required to give testimony at a hearing, which is pretty standard when a judge is issuing a permit. So that is a bit different. But nonetheless, the Court continues that Tumminelli doesn't have standing to complain because he withdrew his application after the Chief denied it.
The opinion footnotes, "Tumminelli's argument is not frivolous, however. Although no injury-in-fact is properly pled, it is possible to construct an argument that a police official's wrongful denial of approval could injure plaintiff by making court approval less likely. A person denied approval by the police chief may be 'aggrieved'..." p. 16. This may just be the next way to challenge the process in which New Jersey issues permits.