Testimony Divided On Funding Open Carry Lawsuit Fight
(BIVN Sept 5, 2018) – The gun control debate – in particular the right to open carry – came to the Hawai‘i County Council this week.
On Wednesday, the council voted to hire a private attorney as part of an intergovernmental agreement in order to challenge a July 24 court ruling that residents have a constitutional right to open carry firearms pursuant to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Resolution 666-18 would allow the County to enter into an agreement with the State of Hawai‘i to retain the legal services of Mr. Neal Katyal as special counsel, with the State to pay all fees and costs. The County desires to retain special counsel to seek an en banc review by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of its decision….
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