The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, where it alleges she violated the organization’s constitutional right and asks for a jury to determine it’s been operating lawfully in the state.
The NRA says in a statement that it “voluntarily” withdrew this suit “in favor of pursuing the same claims against James in New York State court in Manhattan.” It filed a similar suit in New York state court in February.
“The NRA dropping its countersuit today in federal court is an implicit admission that their strategy would never prevail,” James said in a statement. “The truth is that (NRA head) Wayne LaPierre and his lieutenants used the NRA as a breeding ground for personal gain and a lavish lifestyle.”
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The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James https://t.co/lAnVedOgeH
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 4, 2021
The NRA said today it will defend itself against New York Attorney General Letitia James’ attempt to dissolve the organization and dropped its countersuit in federal court.https://t.co/heJxVmatZS
— Axios (@axios) June 5, 2021
The @NRA dropping its countersuit against our office today is an implicit admission that its strategy would never prevail.
We were victorious against its attempt to declare bankruptcy, and our fight for transparency and accountability will continue. No one is above the law.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) June 4, 2021