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National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. Photo: Nicole S Glass/Shutterstock.com

The name attorney of the firm representing the National Rifle Association in its suit against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is facing ethics questions in a separate NRA action in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia over answers to a pro hac vice request.

William Brewer III of Brewer Attorneys & Counselors was ordered by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady to appear in September to answer questions over declaring on his Virginia court application that he’d never faced disciplinary action. O’Grady noted in the order issued Tuesday that Brewer’s statements appeared at odds with the Seventh Court of Appeals of Texas’ March 26 opinion upholding a lower court’s sanctions against Brewer.

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Colby Hamilton

B. Colby Hamilton is a litigation reporter for the New York Law Journal and Law.com.

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