5 Major Takeaways From Supreme Court Vindication Of NRA’s Speech Rights

5 Major Takeaways From Supreme Court Vindication Of NRA’s Speech Rights


Former President Donald Trump’s conviction by a Manhattan jury two Thursdays ago so overwhelmed the news cycle that there was inadequate time for a proper analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision in NRA v. Vullo, which was handed down the same day.

The unanimous court in Vullo held that the National Rifle Association (NRA) had sufficiently alleged a First Amendment claim against the New York superintendent of financial services. While the vindication of free speech rights is the top-line takeaway from Thursday’s 9-0 decision, there is much more to glean from the 20-page opinion and two concurrences. Here are five key points.

1. The Decision Focused Solely on Government Coercion

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The Supreme Court in Vullo held that the NRA had properly stated a First Amendment

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