Supreme Court Avoids Major Gun-Rights Case in 6-3 Split

The court’s majority dismissed a challenge to a former New York City law banning the transport of guns outside city limits after the city changed the law. Three justices protested that the court was being “manipulated,” and Justice Brett Kavanaugh said the court should take up another gun-rights case “soon.”

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Justices Will Hear Oral Arguments via Teleconference Next Month

“In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the justices and counsel will all participate remotely,” the Court said. Upcoming cases include President Donald Trump’s legal battle to keep congressional committees and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance from obtaining his financial records.