On May 6, 2015, GOLDSTEIN PLLC with other co-counsel filed a civil action in the U.S. Federal District Court for the District Austin under Case No. 1:15-cv-00372 on behalf of Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation against the U.S. Department of State and other government defendants to prevent application of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 C.F.R. Part 120 et seq.) (ITAR) to public speech.

CASE EVENTS AND DOCUMENTS 

05/06/15  Complaint in Defense Distributed et al. v. Department of State et al

05/11/15  Memo in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

06/10/15  DDTC Memo re DDTC Response to Motion for Preliminary Injunction

06/24/15  Memo re Reply in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

08/04/15  District Court Order Denying Preliminary Injunction

08/13/15  Plaintiffs’ Notice of Appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

09/22/15  Plaintiffs’ Motion to Stay District Court Proceedings

09/29/15  Individual Defendants’ Response to Motion to Stay

09/29/15  Government Defendants’ Response to Motion to Stay

10/01/15  District Court’s Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion to Stay

12/10/15  Plaintiffs’/Appellants’ Opening Brief in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

12/10/15  Plaintiffs’/Appellants’ Record Excerpts in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

12/17/15  AMICUS Congressional Brief from Representatives Massie et al.

12/17/15  AMICUS Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression

12/17/15  AMICUS The Electronic Frontier Foundation

12/17/15  AMICUS The Cato Institute

12/17/15  AMICUS The Madison Society Foundation

12/23/15  AMICUS Texas Public Policy Foundation

02/11/16  Government Defendants’/Appellees’ Brief

02/18/16  Brady Foundation Amicus

02/29/16  Plaintiffs’/Appellants’ Reply Brief

06/03/16  Plaintiffs’ 28(j) Letter to Court of Appeals

06/06/16  Recording of Oral Argument at Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (mp3)