We’ve written before about Bill Brewer, the supposed $1,400 an hour miracleworker, and his long string of losses for the NRA. Here’s the original summary of six losses, add to that a Second Amendment loss and yet another loss, against Chris Cox. Oh, not to forget, a third additional loss, to Under Wild Skies, in our previous posting.
Now he has managed an impressive feat: two losses in two days. Way back he sued New York officials, alleging that they were violating NRA’s constitutional rights. The judge threw out everything but a First Amendment claim. New York appealed the judge’s not dismissing that claim, too, and today the federal appeals court ruled that’s dismissed, too, NY gets a complete win. All the losses on appeals to date have been 3-0 votes.
For years, Brewer has been telling the board of his wonderful plans and NRA’s rosy legal future, the bankruptcy will save us!, and explaining his long string of losses by promising he has another card up his sleeve (which will only cost a few million to play). In this case, “The NRA’s lawyer, William Brewer, said the group may appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.” The Chris Cox arbitration involved $8 million in legal fees to arbitrate a $2 million case. We wonder what a Supreme Court appeal will involve? NRA’s leadership and board will be glad to pay, it’s just the members’ money, after all.