Lehigh County Court of Common Please Judge Maria L. Dantos ruled that a warrantless police search prompted by the smell of marijuana was illegal once the passenger showed his medical marijuana card. On August 2, 2019, Judge Dantos issued an opinion stating that Pennsylvania State Troopers overstepped the law when they searched a vehicle that … Continue reading Lehigh County Judge Rules Police Search Prompted By Weed Odor Illegal After Man Presents Medical Marijuana Card
On Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 10am – 2pm, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., in conjunction with Wicen's Shooting Range, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at their range located at 3179 Mozart Road Furlong, … Continue reading Firearms Law Seminar – September 28, 2019 at Wicen’s Shooting Range
We are extremely proud to announce that today Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group was successful in having Federal District Court Judge Jeffrey Schmehl of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania rule that an involuntary commitment under Section 302 of Pennsylvania’s Mental Health and Procedures Act (“MHPA”) is insufficient to trigger a … Continue reading MONUMENTAL DECISION – Second Federal Court Rules a Pennsylvania 302 Mental Health Commitment Insufficient to Trigger a Federal Firearms Disability
Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG)®, a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., will be hosting our sixteenth bi-annual machine gun shoot at Eastern Lancaster County Rod and Gun Club on October 26, 2019, in celebration of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, and Article 1, Section 21 of the PA Constitution. Eastern Lancaster … Continue reading Firearms Industry Consulting Group’s Bi-Annual Machinegun Shoot – October 26, 2019!
In a surprising and unanimous decision issued yesterday in Navarro v. Pennsylvania State Police, 72 MAP 2018, 2019 WL 3209478, at *1 (Pa. July 17, 2019) - continuing a line of decisions from the Court where it has breathed new life into constitutional rights - the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that for the Pennsylvania State … Continue reading PA Supreme Court – PSP Must Prove Firearm Moved in Interstate Commerce to Deny Individual under Federal Law
Late yesterday, I received an email from an individual containing a letter from ATF which was a response to a correspondence requesting the correct method to "measure a firearm with a 'stabilizing brace' and folding adaptor." It was explained that the correspondence was sent in the form of an email over a year ago and … Continue reading ATF Rescinds Prior Methods to Measure a Firearm’s Overall Length when Equipped with a Stabilizing Brace
I am honored to announce, after fighting the U.S. Government over this issue for several years, that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has conceded that a grant of state relief in relation to a prior mental health commitment is sufficient to relieve the individual of any prohibition under federal law. In … Continue reading MONUMENTAL Determination from ATF – Grant of State Relief Relieves Federal Prohibition Relating to Mental Health Commitments
EPA designates $64.6 million for Brownfields nationwide Today, June 5, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing $3.9 million for nine Brownfields grants in Pennsylvania. These are nine of the 149 communities selected to receive 151 grant awards totaling $64,623,553 million in EPA Brownfields funding through EPA's Multipurpose, Assessment, and Cleanup (MAC) Grant … Continue reading EPA announces $3.9 million in Brownfields Grants for Pennsylvania
On May 29, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the matter of Nieves v. Bartlett, Docket no. 19-1174. The central question was whether probable cause defeats a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In a 6-3 decision, the Court held that because police officers had probable cause to arrest Russell Bartlett, his … Continue reading Supreme Court holds that probable cause can defeat a First Amendment retaliatory-arrest claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Today, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince of the Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., testified before the Pennsylvania House Health and Judiciary Committees, in a joint committee hearing, regarding the effect of marijuana usage on Second Amendment rights. You can find a copy of Chief Counsel Prince's written testimony, … Continue reading Chief Counsel Joshua Prince Testifies Regarding the Effect of Utilizing Medical Marijuana on Second Amendment Rights