Wollschlaeger v. Florida Amicus Brief

Posted on November 27, 2012

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Case Information:  Wollschlaeger v. Florida, No. 12-14009-FF (11th Cir. Filed Nov. 5, 2012)

At Issue:  Challenging Florida’s “gag rule” on doctors that violates patients’ First Amendment right to receive lifesaving information on firearm safety.  This lawsuit challenges a Florida statute that denies doctors their right to discuss questions of firearm safety with their patients, and also denies patients their right to information and advice on firearm safety.  Plaintiffs argue the law violates the First Amendment.

Law Center’s Brief:  Our brief, filed in support of doctors and other medical professionals challenging the Florida statute, argues that the law should be struck down as a violation of medical patients’ First Amendment right to receive information from their doctors on firearm safety.

Download a PDF of the Wollschlaeger_v._Florida_Amicus_Brief.