Court Of Appeals Affirms FLEOA, NJFOP Victory In LEOSA Lawsuit

Today, Mathew Silverman, National President of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA)–the nation’s largest non-partisan, non-for-profit professional association representing more than 32,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies–issued the following statement regarding the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s decision affirming the lower court’s ruling in FLEOA and the New Jersey State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (NJ FOP)’s favor in FLEOA v. Grewal:

“It is with extreme pride and pleasure that we announce that the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in FLEOA and the NJ FOP’s favor in our lawsuit against the State of New Jersey for their preemption of the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Acy (LEOSA). LEOSA establishes a limited concealed carry waiver for qualified law enforcement ‘notwithstanding any other provision of law of any state.’ Despite this, New Jersey has consistently sought to undermine the rights of qualified law enforcement to carry in the state. Today, the Court of Appeals affirmed Congress’s ‘express and unmistakable’ intent to preempt state law and struck down New Jersey’s unconstitutional violation of the constitution’s Supremacy Clause,” FLEOA President Silverman said.

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