CRPA Files Motion to Compel Action on Youth Marketing Ban
Yesterday, CRPA filed a Writ of Mandamus with the Ninth Circuit seeking to compel the court to take action on CRPA’s motion to enjoin the new law, created by AB 2571, that bans any promotion of “firearm-related” events or products to youth. The writ asks the Ninth Circuit to force the lower court to rule on the injunction that was supposed to be heard earlier this week.
A hearing on the Preliminary Injunction had been scheduled for this past Monday, but late Friday evening the state filed a request to have the court postpone that hearing because the legislature “may” pass some draft language that they think will make AB 2571 work. CRPA’s legal team also filed with the court late Friday asking them not to postpone the hearing because real damage has and is still being caused because of SB 2571.
The court should rule on the controversy before them and not on a “pie in the sky” attempt to fix the law. The court sided with the state and thus we worked to file the Writ of Mandamus to force the court to rule on the injunction.
This is an emergency filing with the Ninth Circuit and we have asked that relief be granted no later than August 26, 2022 or in the alternative that a hearing is held in the lower court no later than August 29, 2022.