Appeals Court Denies NY Times Over Gun Information


A state appellate court has reversed a state court decision that would have allowed The New York Times access to home addresses of gun permit holders in New York City as well as addresses of hate crime victims.

The decision was handed down Tuesday by the Appellate Division, First Department.

The Times had asked the New York Police Department for the information under freedom of information laws in 2010, and had been denied. A state court in November 2011 decided in favor of the paper seeing those databases of information, but denied access to another database connected to the NYPD’s street stop program.

The appellate court decided the lower court was incorrect in that denial, and remanded the issue back down.

The Times said the decision was being reviewed.

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