“Your respective related lawsuits directed against ten private purveyors of lawful products have come to our attention,” FPC's policy counsel Matthew Larosiere wrote in the letter, in reference to People of the State of New York v. Arm or Ally, LLC, and others.
Larosiere claimed that the lawsuits are purchased against honest and hardworking people who are in compliance with the federal law and laws within their respective jurisdictions. “Just like we cannot oblige you to keep your birthday, you can't oblige people who are not within your area to follow your rules. There's no reason to make that happen in either situation,” he added.
“As you have established that you are not Attorney General or the Mayor (nor Premiere) respectively, of our nation, and we need to remind you that you are not able to alter the nearly a thousand-year history of lawful precedent in common law simply by determining that a particular act is a “public nuisance” with the pen. It might have an effect in your own backyard but not ours.”
“In your press conference, your response to a legitimate concern your lawsuits had no basis on law or fact rather, they were simply a result of political prejudice and smugly saying ‘see you in court.’”
Many would consider this to be bully-like behavior and consider it unprofessional for public officials. However, it is very much like fighting back against bullies. Municipalities and states aren't able to choose not to sign the Constitution. In that regard, you must end your assault on your fundamental rights and property today–before you “see you in court” and a federal court comes back to remind you of your responsibilities.
“For one–and this might take you by surprise–the truth is that you simply cannot control the actions of people that are not subject to your respective jurisdictions,” Larosiere wrote. “We know that at one point, New York City was the official capital of this nation. We're sure that this was an incredible source of pride, but this temporary distinction ended in 1790.”