Huge Victory for Transparency and Open Government in New York

ALBANY, NY– ***Court Rules Cuomo Administration Failed to Comply with FOIL Request- Orders Immediate Compliance***– 5/7/15

The Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE) announced today the decision in the case of Robinson v. Cuomo, signed by the Hon. Thomas J. McNamara of the New York Supreme Court, Albany County. The Court has directed the immediate release of 15 categories of statistical records from the New York State Division of State Police on the “assault weapons” registry.

The case was filed in October 2014 to pursue records originally requested in January 2014, and the Court’s decision was issued on April 30, 2015.

In the Matter of an Article 78 Proceeding:

BILL ROBINSON, Petitioner,


ANDREW CUOMO, in his official capacity as Governor of the State of New York; NEW YORK DIVISION OF STATE POLICE; and JOSEPH D’AMICO, in his official capacity as Superintendent of the New York Division of State Police, Respondents.

Among the records that must now immediately be provided to Robinson, who is also a member of SCOPE, are:


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