Legal Update

Legal Update September/October 2022

Larry E. Holtz, Esq. Supreme Court Eliminates the “Special Need” Requirement for Carry Permits In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, 597 U.S. ___ (2022), the United States Supreme Court invalidated New York State’s system for issuing concealed firearm permits, ruling that New York’s law requiring applicants to demonstrate “proper cause,” that is, a “special need for self-protection,” violates the Second Amendment. Previously, in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), and McDonald v….

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Legal Update September October 2018

Larry E. Holtz, Esq. Supreme Court Protects Cell Phone Location Information             Does an individual have a constitutional right of privacy in his (or her) cell phone location information? Recently, in Carpenter v. United States (US 6-22-18), the United States Supreme Court said, “Yes!” The Case: Police arrested four men suspected of robbing a series of RadioShack® and (ironically enough) T-Mobile® stores in Detroit. One of the men confessed that, over the previous four months, the group had robbed nine…