The 11th Circuit heard arguments Tuesday in a defamation case against New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg brought by a Georgia gun store. Lawyers for New York City argued that the case should be dismissed under New York law, while the appellate panel raised several jurisdictional questions. Current Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr represents the gun store owners. Outside the courtroom, Barr's co-counsel argued that "presidential ambitions" motivated Bloomberg's gun dealer nuisance suits.
Appeal in Defamation Case Against N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg Argued Before 11th Circuit
September 17, 2008