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GCO Wins Appeal Against Chatham Probate Judge

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled in GCO’s favor and reversed a superior court ruling that a probate judge may not be sued in his individual capacity for a declaratory judgment. In the case, the judge of the Chatham County Probate Court was sued because he was taking months to issue GWLs. The court’s opinion may be found here.

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Chatham Judge Seeks Sanctions Against GCO

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Chatham County Probate Judge Thomas Bordeaux has filed a motion with the Court of Appeals of Georgia, seeking sanctions against GCO for filing a “frivolous appeal.” The motion apparently was filed in retribution against GCO because GCO sought to force Bordeaux to follow Georgia law in issuing GWLs in the time required by statute. The motion comes on the heels of Bordeaux’s motion in the Superior Court of Chatham County for an award of attorney’s fees against GCO for suing Bordeaux in the first place. The motion, and GCO’s response, can be found here.

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Path Cleared for Corps Decision to Be Vacated

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has cleared the way for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to vacate its earlier judgment against GCO in the case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. GCO had brought the case to force the Corps to grant permission to GCO members to carry loaded firearms on Corps property. The district court ruled in favor of the Corps and against GCO. While an appeal was pending, the Corps began issuing permission, effectively mooting the case. The Court of Appeals issued an order to remand the case to the district court for the purpose of allowing the district court to vacate its ruling against GCO. Once the judgment is vacated, there will be no adverse ruling against GCO, and GCO will be free to reinstate the case if the Corps ever stops issuing permission to GWL holders. The court orders and other documents may be found here.

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GCO Sues Chatham Probate Judge

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

GCO has filed a lawsuit against the Chatham County probate judge, Thomas Bordeaux Jr., for excessive delays in processing Georgia Weapons carry License applications. A copy of the complaint may be found here.

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Corps Grants Carry Permission

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted permission to carry loaded firearms on Corps property to the two GCO members who sued the Corps for refusing to grant such permission. It is anticipated that such permission will be granted to other GCO members who request it and who have weapons carry licenses.

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Court Dismisses Corps Case

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

In GCO’s case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ ban on carrying firearms on their property, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Judge Harold Murphy presiding, has granted the Corps’ Motion to Dismiss. In ruling on the motion, Judge Murphy said that Corps property is a “sensitive place,” and that the Corps’ regulation does not burden the Second Amendment right as it relates to Army land. GCO is planning to appeal this decision. The order may be found here.

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Corps Seeks to Avoid Discovery

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has filed a motion for an order “protecting” it from discovery obligations in GCO’s case against the Corps for banning loaded guns on Corps property. If granted, the order would prohibit GCO from using interrogatories or taking depositions of Corps employees. The Corps’ brief, and GCO’s response, can be found here.

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Supreme Court Transfers WONG Case to Court of Appeals

Friday, August 7th, 2015

The Supreme Court of Georgia has transferred GCO’s challenge of the ban of firearms at the Wings Over North Georgia airshow to the Court of Appeals. The order doing so may be viewed here.

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GCO Files Brief in Air Show Appeal

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

GCO has filed its opening brief in its appeal of its case against Floyd County, challenging the firearms ban at the Wings Over North Georgia airshow. The brief may be read here.

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Roswell Drops Police Department Searches

Friday, June 12th, 2015

In the face of GCO’s pending motion for an interlocutory injunction, the City of Roswell has agreed to stop searching visitors to the police department. The metal detector has been removed from the lobby. In addition, Roswell has agreed to reimburse GCO for its costs of bringing a lawsuit to force this resolution, and to pay for GCO’s attorney’s fees.

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