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Alan Gura, Virginia attorney, wants D.C. to pay him $54,000 in fees in gun law dispute

Attorney Alan Gura. (AP file photo)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - An attorney who successfully argued a lawsuit challenging the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside a home or office is asking for a court order requiring the city pay him more than $54,000 for his work.

Attorney Alan Gura filed a motion Tuesday asking for $54,720 in fees. The Alexandria, Virginia-based attorney asked to be paid $640 per hour for 85.5 hours of work on the case.

Last month a federal judge sided with Gura's clients and concluded that the city's ban on carrying a handgun outside the home was unconstitutional.

The judge has put his ruling on hold until at least October, and the city has asked for an even longer stay while the ruling is appealed. The city has not yet filed appeal paperwork, however.

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