Timothy Lytton, a Distinguished University Professor of Law and a Second Century Initiative scholar, has been quoted widely in recent stories about a decision by the Supreme Court to reject an appeal in a case stemming from the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Families of the victims sued a gun manufacturer, Remington Arms, and the company attempted to have the suit dismissed under the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005. The Supreme Court’s move allows the case to move forward in the Connecticut state court system.
Lytton shared his insights with:
- Connecticut Public Radio: https://www.wnpr.org/post/law-professor-remington-news-blew-very-large-hole-gun-industry-immunity
- Fox News: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/scotus-lets-sandy-hook-families-lawsuit-against-gunmaker-proceed
- WAMU Radio’s Guns in America Project: https://gunsandamerica.org/story/19/11/12/supreme-court-lets-lawsuit-by-sandy-hook-families-against-remington-move-ahead/
- The Harford Courant: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-sandy-hook-remington-supreme-court-20191112-nwbvusw4bbfupnoxkxke365gz4-story.html
- The Trace: https://www.thetrace.org/2019/11/scotus-sandy-hook-lawsuit-the-gun-industry/
- Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/legal-us-otc-guns/firearms-industry-supreme-courts-skip-of-sandy-hook-gun-case-presages-litigation-onslaught-idUSKBN1XN2KF
- Associated Press: https://apnews.com/f8e09273b78343afa7a2b0ae105ec5ed
- Bloomberg Law: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/supreme-courts-non-action-opens-door-for-more-gun-litigation
Additionally he has written about this legal move for The Conversation, a non-profit news website where academics help to explain news and issues in our society, using their research and scholarly expertise. Columns published by The Conversation are distributed through the Associated Press and appear widely across new media. You can find Lytton’s article, “Firearm-makers may finally decide it’s in their interest to help reduce gun violence after Sandy Hook ruling,” at https://theconversation.com/firearm-makers-may-finally-decide-its-in-their-interest-to-help-reduce-gun-violence-after-sandy-hook-ruling-126967.
Lytton is also the Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development in the College of Law, and is a member of Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society. For more about Lytton, visit https://law.gsu.edu/profile/timothy-d-lytton/.