A judge in Manhattan has blocked New York Attorney General Letitia James in her effort to drive the NRA out of business in New York. The judge has, however, let her case against Wayne LaPierre and other top executives continue. She claims they used the NRA money for their personal use such as trips.
The judge ruled that the NRA did not benefit if these crimes were committed and the public suffered no harm. With James, you don’t know if any crimes were committed. Of course, if these crimes were committed they need to be found guilty and make restitution immediately.
Manhattan Judge Joel M. Cohen said allegations of NRA officials misspending on personal trips, no-show contracts and other questionable expenditures can be addressed by other remedies, such as fines and restitution, and do not warrant the “corporate death penalty” that Attorney General Letitia James had sought.
James’ lawsuit, filed in August 2020, tells “a grim story of greed, self-dealing, and lax financial oversight” at the NRA’s highest levels, but it does not allege any financial misconduct benefited the organization or harmed the public, or that the NRA is incapable of “continuing its legitimate activities on behalf of its millions of members,” Cohen wrote in a 42-page decision.
The judge also raised concerns that shutting down the NRA could impinge the free speech and assembly rights of its millions of members. Nevertheless, he said, James’ lawsuit can continue against the NRA, its longtime leader Wayne LaPierre, and three men who have served as executives with the organization.
James could be charged with the same crimes I guess. She spends state taxpayer money to further her personal political agenda. She has spent years trying to find a crime that Donald Trump committed, but she keeps coming up empty. She wanted the NRA out of the state entirely even though they committed no crime.
Gregg Jarrett wrote a piece for Fox News:
There is more. James vowed to relentlessly pursue Trump, his organization, his family, and anyone in his orbit. “Taking on President Trump and looking at all the violations of law I think is no match to what I have seen in my lifetime,” she proclaimed. This was before she was even sworn into office.
Compare these remarks to the American Bar Association’s ethical standard 2.1 which reads: “When deciding whether to initiate or continue an investigation, the prosecutor should not be influenced by partisan or other improper political considerations…or hostility or personal animus toward a potential subject.”