November 11, 2015

Maintaining local authority is essential to both preserving democracy and protecting public health and safety. To that end, we’ve updated our state preemption map to document the growing threat of preemption in six areas:  smokefree laws, e-cigarettes, nutrition, factory farms, paid sick days and guns. Click on any of these six issues, or on your own state, …

September 2, 2015

Michigan Votes Introduced by Rep. Lee Chatfield (R) on August 18, 2015, to authorize private lawsuits against a local government that violates a state preemption on local firearms ownership or use restrictions, which would allow plaintiffs to collect actual damages and costs if they prevail. Also, to authorize a $5,000 …

August 27, 2015

Courthouse News Service August 26, 2015 By June Williams The National Rifle Association sued Seattle on Monday, claiming the City Council’s recent unanimous approval of a tax on gun sales and ammunition is unconstitutional. The City Council approved the ordinance on Aug. 10 and Mayor Ed Murray signed it into …