Past Cases

Case Status: Dismissed in wake of favorable decision by Supreme Court of Massachusetts in another case

Martel v. Healey

February 16th 2017

CIR represented three clients who had moral and practical objections to using lethal violence in self-defense in their challenge to Massachusetts' stun gun ban...

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Amicus Briefs

Case Status: Victory. Supreme Court vacated and remanded case, which was dismissed.

Caetano v. Massachusetts

December 1st 2014

On behalf of the group Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment (AWARE), a non-profit dedicated to training women in self-defense, CIR filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts in Commonwealth v. Caetano and one in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging Massachusetts' stun gun ban...