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In a 10-1 decision, the full panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law, known as the Privacy of Firearm Owners act, violates the First Amendment rights of doctors.

A federal judge blocked the 2011 law from taking effect shortly after it was passed, and legal challenges by medical and gun control groups have been moving through the courts ever since. In 2014, a three-judge panel of the 11th circuit upheld the constitutionality of the Florida law.

Thursday’s ruling overturned the panel’s decision, noting there’s no evidence that by asking about guns, doctors were in any way infringing on the second amendment rights of their patients, NPR’s Greg Allen reported.

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