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The Connecticut Citizens Defense League is a non-partisan, grassroots organization devoted to advocating rights affirmed by the Constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. We are especially dedicated to protecting the unalienable right of all citizens to keep and bear arms, for the defense of both self and state, through public enlightenment and legislative action.

We welcome anyone who believes that the defense of our constitutional rights is critical to the longevity of our freedom and to the success of this nation, and in particular that the rights to self defense and to keep and bear the arms to actualize that defense, are fundamental and undeniable.

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Oral Arguments for 01/30/14 Cancelled

(updated 1/21/2014)

Judge is Preparing to Issue Decision Shew v.Malloy

After reviewing thousands of pages of documents from both the plaintiffs and the defendants, Judge Alfred Covello cancelled oral arguments. A decision may come within the next several days, but it may come later. We will inform CCDL members as soon as possible. The fact that the arguments have been canceled are in no way an indicator of how the Judge will rule. Whatever the outcome is, appeals will be filed by us or the State.

From Judge Covello:

Full docket text for document 123: ORDER. After thorough review of the well-crafted and well-articulated position of the movants, and the responses thereto, the most recent of which was filed on January 15, 2014, the court concludes that oral argument on the pending motions is not necessary. The issues have been comprehensively briefed and the court is prepared to resolve the pending motions without further argument. The order setting the date for argument in this case is hereby vacated. The court will issue a decision on the merits forthwith. Signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello on 01/21/14.(Covello, Alfred)

Original Notice:

Oral Arguments set for 01/30/14 (Shew v. Malloy)

This is the first piece of what we have been waiting for! The Oral arguments are set for 1/30/2014 at 1:00 PM in Courtroom One, 450 Main St., Hartford, at the federal courthouse before Judge Alfred Covello. The proceedings are open to the public.(If you want a seat in the courtroom, you will need to arrive early).
ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE COURTHOUSE MUST PRESENT PHOTO IDENTIFICATION.
Court information: http://www.ctd.uscourts.gov/content/hartford