NRA wins key free speech ruling

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled for the National Rifle Association to limit state authorities’ power to pressure advocacy groups. The NRA will now be allowed to sue a New York official who tried to get banks and insurance companies to shut down operations with the group after the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida. (CNN, May 30, 2024, by John Fritze and Devan Cole)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the majority, “Government officials cannot attempt to coerce private parties in order to punish or suppress views that the government disfavors.” (NBC News, May 30, 2024, by Lawrence Hurley)

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