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Supreme Court to Hear Torture Survivor’s State Secrets Case & NRA-Backed Challenge to NY Gun Law

HeadlineApr 27, 2021

The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a case on whether New York’s restrictions on concealed-carry firearms licenses violate the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association backed the challenge. Justices will hear oral arguments this fall, with a decision expected sometime next year.

The Supreme Court has also agreed to hear a case brought by a Guantánamo Bay prisoner who was tortured in U.S. custody. Abu Zubaydah and his lawyer want to subpoena former CIA contractors James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen about their role in developing torture tactics employed at a secret CIA “black site” in Poland where Zubaydah was imprisoned.

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