The Supreme Court of the United States has allowed New York State to continue enforcing a new law that prohibits firearms in so-called “sensitive places”, such as schools, playgrounds, and Times Square, while a lawsuit challenging the law is being heard.
The court rejected an emergency request made by New York gun owners, who wanted the high court to lift a federal appeals court order that had allowed the law to remain in effect.
Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, both of them conservatives, stated in a two-paragraph statement that the New York law in question “presents novel and serious questions,” but that the court decision not to intervene now should be understood “to reflect respect” for the appeals court’s procedures in managing its own docket, rather than expressing any view on the merits of the case.
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