The NRA Supreme Court Case: What It Means for the Porn Industry

The ACLU announced last week that it will be representing the NRA in a case before the Supreme Court. The case involves the actions of Maria Vullo, who was superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. Vullo issued guidance to banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions urging them to review their relationships with the NRA and to take steps to manage the risks associated with those relationships. The NRA alleged that Vullo was attempting to coerce those entities into dropping the NRA and that she was threatening them through the power of her office. The ACLU’s involvement in this case is significant, as they have made it clear that they do not support the NRA’s mission or viewpoints on gun rights, but they recognize the importance of defending the First Amendment rights of all organizations, regardless of their political stances. The case has broader implications for other entities and groups that may be targets of similar coercive tactics by government officials. The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear the case, and it will be an important opportunity to address the issue of government officials using their authority to punish organizations with which they disagree.