Tag: Venezuela

NYS Attorney General Files Motion to Appeal Overturn of First SAFE Act Conviction

AG formally requests NYS Court of Appeals review state Supreme Court decision dismissing Ben Wassell’s 2014 SAFE Act conviction May 14, 2019 | BUFFALO, N.Y. – As anticipated by Defendant-Appellant Ben Wassell and his attorney, James Ostrowski, the New York State Attorney General filed a motion Monday to request that the state Court of Appeals […]

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Attorney Jim Ostrowski Warned Against Venezuelan Gun Control in Legal Argument Overturning Wassell SAFE Act Conviction

Long before the media frenzy around government violence against citizens, Ostrowski sounded the alarm on Venezuelan gun confiscation in NYS Supreme Court May 2, 2019 | BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new chapter in Venezuela’s ongoing saga of civil unrest and violent government oppression erupted this week. Social media feeds and mainstream newscasts are awash in […]

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Lessons from Venezuela

By James Ostrowski Can recent events in Venezuela shed any light on the gun control debate in the United States? That is exactly what I told the New York Appellate Division court on February 28th: “The problem with intermediate scrutiny is, you have this fundamental right declared by Heller, but nowhere in the intermediate scrutiny test […]

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