Defense Distributed Litigation

Washington v. Defense Distributed

District Court Filings (WDTX)


Grewal v. Defense Distributed

Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division: Essex County


Defense Distributed v. Grewal

District Court Filings (WDTX)



Pennsylvania v. Defense Distributed

District Court Filings (EDPA)

Defense Distributed v. Department of State

District Court Filings (WDTX)

5th Circuit Filings


Supreme Court Filings



  1. Cody Wilson, Who Posted Gun Instructions Online, Sues State Department, The New York Times (5/6/15)
  2. 3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech, Wired (5/6/15)
  3. Designer of 3-D-printed gun challenges feds to Constitutional duel, Fox News (5/6/15)
  4. First and Second Amendment challenge to government restrictions on posting plans for 3-D printed guns, The Washington Post – Volokh Conspiracy (5/6/15)
  5. FAN 59.1 (First Amendment News) Online Instructions on How to Make 3-D Printable Guns — Protected Speech?, Concurring Opinions (5/7/15)
  6. Cody Wilson & SAF file lawsuit against US State Dept over censorship of 3D printed firearms, 3D Printing News (5/7/15).
  7. SAF lawsuit alleges prior restraint on 3-D printing info, Examiner (5/7/15)
  8. Do Guns Count As Free Speech? Cody Wilson, Who Published Pistol Blueprints For 3D Printer, Thinks So,
    International Business Times (5/7/15)
  9. Creator Of 3-D Printed Guns Sues Federal Government, Houston Public Media (5/7/15)
  10. Inventor of 3D-Printed Gun Refuses to Let US Government Shut Him Down—So He’s Suing Them, IJ Review (5/7/15)
  11. 3D-gun creator’s lawsuit a battle to protect free speech, says legal team, The UK Guardian (5/7/15)
  12. Pistole aus dem 3D-Drucker: Cody Wilson verklagt US-Außenministerium, Spiegel Online (5/7/15)
  13. New Legal Case Supports 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Under Free Speech, Gizmodo (5/7/15)
  14. Cody Wilson Sues State Department Over Threats About Spreading Digital Gun-Making Files, Reason (5/7/15)
  15. 3D Printed Gun Lawsuit Filed: Cody Wilson Challenges The US State Department, (5/7/15)
  16. Cody Wilson, SAF go after feds over 3-D printed gun instructions, (5/7/15)
  17. Cody Wilson’s War, (5/7/15)
  18. 3-D gun printers sue feds over online instruction rights, Houston Chronicle (5/7/15)
  19. 3-D Printed Gun Designer Sues State Department Over Issue of ‘Free Speech’, HNGN (5/7/15)
  20. Man ordered to remove 3-D printed gun blueprint suing State Department, UPI (5/7/15)
  21. Should blueprints for 3-D printable guns be protected as free speech?, Minnesota Public Radio (5/7/15)
  22. Quoted: State Department sued over 3D-printed gun case, Silicon Beat (5/7/15)
  23. 3-D Printed Gun Creator Fighting for Legal Right to Distribute its Code, Techlicious (5/7/15)
  24. Are 3-D Gun Plans Considered Free Speech?, PJ Tatler (5/7/15)
  25. 3D-printed Firearms Designer Sues Federal Government, Outdoor Hub (5/7/15)
  26. Arms control and free speech go to court over 3D-printed guns, Engadget (5/7/15)
  27. Texas Man Sues State Department Over Right to 3D Print Guns, PC Magazine (5/7/15)
  28. 3D Printed Gun Designer Takes Aim At State Department, Forbes (5/7/15)
  29. The man who invented the world’s first 3D-printed gun is now suing the US government, Business Insider (5/7/15)
  30. 3-D GUNS & THE CONSTITUTION, Instapundit (5/7/15)
  32. Designer Of 3-D Printed Gun Sues Federal Government Over Restrictions, Western Journalism (5/7/15)
  33. Freedom of speech and gun rights are one and the same, Communities Digital News (5/8/15)
  34. Texan Sues State Department over 3D Gun Blueprint, Capitol OTC (5/8/15)
  35. 3-D Printed Gun Makers File Lawsuit In First Amendment Fight, (5/8/15)
  36. Feds Said to Be Stifling Gun Advocate’s Speech, Courthouse News Service (5/8/15)
  37. The First Amendment, The Second Amendment And The 3D-Printed Gun, TechDirt (5/8/15)
  38. Creator of 3D-printable gun sues for free speech right to share ‘Liberator’ firearm blueprints online, Raw Story, (5/8/15)
  39. Get Ready for 3D Gun Laws, KTRH Houston, (5/8/15)
  40. 3-D Gun Company Sues State Department For Violating The First Amendment,
    The Daily Caller (5/9/15)
  41. Are Blueprints For 3D-Printed Guns Protected Speech?, Forbes – Law & Regulation (5/12/15)
  42. Free For All! Liberator 3D Printable Gun Files Are Currently Being Downloaded on Thingiverse, (5/13/15).
  43. Control guns, not information on making them, Los Angeles Times (5/22/15).
  44. Even If You Don’t Like 3-D–Printed Guns, This Restriction on Them Should Worry You, Slate (6/11/15).
  45. Feds Tighten Restrictions on 3-D Printed Gun Files Online, Wired (6/11/15).
  46. Lawmakers lay down courtroom cover for 3-D-printed gun inventor, Fox News (12/18/15).
  47. Government Can’t Censor Digital Expression Just Because Someone Somewhere Might Use It for Unlawful Purposes, Cato At Liberty (12/21/15).

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