The National Rifle Association’s lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a state agency will move forward after a federal judge rejected part of the state’s motion to dismiss the group’s First Amendment claims Tuesday evening.

U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy of the Northern District of New York said in a lengthy decision that the NRA’s claims that actions by Cuomo and Department of Financial Services Superintendent Maria Vullo stifled its free speech rights were sufficient enough to be evaluated at trial.