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Gun Control Groups Ask High Court To Review Bump Stocks

May 9, 2023

…The groups said that decision “rests on a novel holding that would require judgment in favor of criminal defendants whenever a court perceives any ambiguity in a criminal statute.” “We agree with the Gifford Law Center that the issue is an important one and that the Supreme Court should grant review in order to resolve the conflict among the lower court decisions,” Rich Samp of the New Civil Liberties Alliance told Law360 on Tuesday. “We think the Supreme Court should also address whether the rule of lenity requires ambiguous criminal statutes to be construed against the government.”…

Originally Published in Law360