Today a Clerk's Entry of Default was entered against Sussex County, NJ for failure to file an answer or other pleading as required by law. You can read the short filing here. The next step is to file a Motion for Default Judgment with the Court. Maybe Sussex County will respond by then.
After the issuance and receipt of Almeida's New Jersey permit to carry yesterday, we anticipated a Motion to Dismiss to be filed today. Given the steps that Governor Christie went through to relax the permitting standards in New Jersey (which failed), it is surprising to see the Attorney General of New Jersey push so hard to dismiss this case. Whatever the reasons, New Jersey remains one of the toughest states for law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to carry a fire
The case is styled, Almeida v. Hon. N. Peter Conforti, et al. Civil Action No. 16-CV-03411-KM-JBC, and is filed in District of New Jersey, Newark Division. It is a fantastic result, given that Mr. Almeida has waited years to exercise his Second Amendment rights in New Jersey, only to be forced to file a federal lawsuit to be vindicated. While this process is slow and takes a considerable amount of time, energy and resources, we are pleased that New Jersey finally admitted M
The case, styled New Jersey Second Amendment Society and Mark Cheeseman v. Christopher S. Porrino, in his official capacity as Acting Attorney General and Colonel Rick Fuentes, in his official capacity as Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, was filed today seeking to overturn the stun gun/Taser ban in New Jersey. My co-counsel Alan Beck and Ryan Watson are involved in this fight. This will be the second New Jersey case we have brought together. You can read the ca