Farella Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Americans Against Gun Violence in Ninth Circuit En Banc Appeal

March 25, 2021 Announcement

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel has filed an amicus brief on behalf of Americans Against Gun Violence in the Duncan v. Becerra appeal that is pending en banc review in the Ninth Circuit.

In 2016, an overwhelming majority of California voters passed a ban on large-capacity magazines for firearms as part of Proposition 63. In 2019, the federal district court in Duncan v. Becerra held that this law violated the Second Amendment. Although the district court’s decision was directly at odds with the Ninth Circuit’s prior decision in Fyock v. City of Sunnyvale, where Farella successfully defended the City of Sunnyvale’s large-capacity magazine ban, the Ninth Circuit affirmed in a 2-1 split decision in August 2020.

On February 25, 2021, the Ninth Circuit granted the California Attorney General’s petition for en banc review, and Farella, on behalf of Americans Against Gun Violence, has submitted an amicus brief in support of the California Attorney General’s request for reversal.

Farella counsel of record for amici are Tony Schoenberg and Patrick Loi. Read the amicus brief here.

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Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
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