Two months after allowing New York City's lawsuit against the gun industry to proceed, a federal judge suggested Wednesday the suit might be doomed by language in the appropriations bill recently passed by Congress. In an order, Judge Jack B. Weinstein asked the city to explain why its suit should not be dismissed in light of the new legislation, which bars the use of a federal database that tracks firearms as evidence in civil litigation. The city had intended to use the database to help prove its case.
Judge Questions Viability of NYC's Gun Litigation
New York Law Journal
February 10, 2006