As reported by The Recorder on December 9, 2022, Olson Remcho will be representing California Governor Gavin Newsom in two federal lawsuits challenging SF 1327 – the so-called bounty hunter gun law – after Attorney General Rob Bonta announced he would be withdrawing from the case.
The statute, modeled after the law in Texas which created a private right of action to enforce the state’s abortion restrictions, allows individuals in California to sue those who make or sell illegal guns in the state.If Texas is permitted to advance its chosen policy interests under precisely the same procedural mechanism, then so too should California.
The Olson Remcho team, led by Tom Willis, filed a motion to intervene in the case on behalf of the Governor, stating: “The governor believes that the legal viability of this duly enacted statute must be fully litigated and decided by the courts. If Texas is permitted to advance its chosen policy interests under precisely the same procedural mechanism, then so too should California.”
Governor Turns to Olson Remcho to Defend Bounty-Hunter Gun Law, The Recorder, December 9, 2022