Skip to comments.SAF and Defense Distributed win Fifth Circuit case on First Amendment and 3D
Posted on 09/09/2020 5:29:00 AM PDT by marktwain
On 19 August 2020, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Federal District court. The three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit found the Attorney General of New Jersey is under Texas jurisdiction for this case. The case is Defense Distributed v. Grewal.
The finding allows a lawsuit filed against the New Jersey AG for violation of Defense Distributed First Amendment rights to publish computer code for 3D printed guns, to go forward.
Presumably, the discovery of Grewal's records on any discussion relevant to stop Defense Distributed from publishing will be allowed to continue.
AG Grewal can ask for an en banc hearing at the Fifth circuit. Failing that, he can appeal the ruling of the three-judge panel to the Supreme Court.
The ruling is a highly technical discussion about whether Grewal's conduct is sufficient to generate jurisdiction in Texas. All three judges agree that it is.
The dissent argues that Grewal, as an Attorney General, should be exempt from being sued in such a case. The case will continue.
With the resources of the State of New Jersey at his command, it is expected AG Grewal will use every opportunity to delay and derail this case. There will probably be a request for an en banc ruling, it will probably be denied and the case will be appealed to the Supreme Court. That will buy another year's delay for Grewal in his scheme to deny Defense Distributed First Amendment rights. A presidential election will take place before then.
If President Trump wins, Grewal's scheme will likely fail. AG Grewal has consistently worked to stop the settlement which was hammered out between the Trump administration and Defense Distributed.
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I can hardly wait to see the discovery.
A lot hinges on this election.
I don't see any cross bracing on the frames, little to keep it square but meticulously tightened bolts that may be subject to loosening under vibration.
I'm not terribly fond of using binder clips to hold the glass bed on the hotplate, but it is a simple solution!
It looks like a good first printer, you'll learn the capabilities and limits of FDM, and will be well armed with a want's and don't wants list should you decide to upgrade.
Made in Shenzhen, customer support may be, ummm, challenging.
Plastic is melted ("Fused"), extruded, and Deposited to make a Model.
The name predates the use of the technology to make actual functional parts...
Fused in this context also means to join together by melting, and the extruded liquid is hot enough to partially melt and mix with the surface of the preceding layer.
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