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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 04:39 AM

California Appeals 'Stone Cold Ideologue' Judge's Ruling Upending State's Assault Weapons Ban

Gov. Gavin Newsom denounced in starkly personal terms a federal judge's upending of the state's restrictions on assault weapons as officials announced the filing Thursday of a formal notice that they will appeal the decision.

They described last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez as an outlier that conflicts with at least six other federal decisions upholding assault weapons laws in California and elsewhere, a ruling that is designed to get the issue before a recently more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.

Newsom, the son of a judge, denounced Benitez as "a stone cold ideologue. He is a wholly owned subsidiary of the gun lobby of the National Rifle Association."

The state already is appealing the same judge's 2017 ruling against the state's nearly two-decade-old ban on the sales and purchases of magazines holding more than 10 bullets, and his ruling last year blocking a 2019 California law requiring background checks for anyone buying ammunition.

Read more: https://www.kqed.org/news/11877588/california-appeals-stone-cold-ideologue-judges-ruling-upending-states-assault-weapons-ban

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:24 AM

1. Newson

Newsom is of course absolutely correct, but I wish he had not attacked the Judge personally as that may cause the Appeals Court to sympathize more with the Judge.

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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 10:52 AM

2. Seems like they played into the plan.

Keep pushing until it becomes a SCOTUS case which could have substantially wider consequences than just Cali.

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