The jury has reached a verdict in the NAACP suit against the firearms industry.
The plaintiffs have failed on every count. Thirty-eight of the industry defendants were unanimously found not liable by the 12-person jury. Seven other defendants were found not liable by 10 or 11 members of the jury. For 23 other defendants, the jury could not reach a verdict. The jury is an “advisory jury,” and Brooklyn federal judge Jack Weinstein is free to accept or reject any of the jury’s findings within the next 30 days. In the Seton Hall Legislative Journal,
I argued that the Second Amendment should be protected from abusive lawsuits just as the First Amendment is protected from libel lawsuits which might interfere with a free press.