‘Sure and Handcuffed’: 2nd Circuit Weighs Connecticut’s Attraction of Order Lifting Pandemic Order on Gun Licenses

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'Bound and Handcuffed': 2nd Circuit Weighs Connecticut's Appeal of Order Lifting Pandemic Order on Gun Licenses

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A Connecticut state attorney on Friday asked a Second Circuit panel to reinstate an executive order suspending fingerprinting for gun licenses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic after a federal judge ruled the measure unconstitutional.

Deputy Attorney General Stephen Finucane argued that the June 2020 injunction "tied and handcuffed" Governor Ned Lamont and the state's top public security officer as Connecticut focused on combating a second wave of coronavirus infections last year Prepared for autumn.

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