June 16, 2014
Today, the Supreme Court handed down a favorable decision in the Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus case, in which Gun Owners Foundation (and GOA) had submitted an amicus brief!
This decision is extremely important for pro-gun supporters, as the net effect of the verdict means that anti-gun state bureaucrats will find it much harder to squelch GOF’s First Amendment speech.
Had the Court ruled against us, state agencies would have been permitted to determine alleged truth and falsity in the context of election campaigns, essentially giving the government the power to silence speech it does not like, thereby usurping the power of the people to decide for themselves in the democratic process. That would have made it extremely difficult for GOF to hold public officials accountable.