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NRA Is Spared by Judge From Risk of Dissolution in N.Y. Lawsuit

  • Such severe punishment would be inappropriate, judge rules
  • Gun group still must face ‘grim’ financial malfeasance claims
Preparations Ahead Of The National Rifle Association Foundation Annual Meeting
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The National Rifle Association will no longer face the prospect of dissolution if New York Attorney General Letitia James succeeds in her lawsuit against the organization, after a judge ruled that a “corporate death penalty” would be inappropriate.

New York County State Supreme Court Justice Joel Cohen on Wednesday issued an order rejecting the attorney general’s effort to shut down the non-profit gun-rights group as part of her financial malfeasance claims. Cohen ruled the state’s lawsuit can proceed, rejecting the NRA’s motion to dismiss the case.