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William J. Olson P.C.
Files 75th Supreme Court Amicus Brief



On August 13, 2014, our firm had the privilege of filing its 75th amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Rudy v. Lee. In addition, we have made 12 other filings in the U.S. Supreme Court (for a total of 87 filings), such as: Petition for Certiorari, Jurisdictional Statement, Appellants' Brief, Reply Brief, and Brief for Intervenor-Respondents.

In addition to statutory issues, these briefs have addressed a wide variety of Constitutional issues:

Article I Section 1 (Delegation Doctrine)
Article I Section 2 (Census, Apportionment Clause)
Article I Section 4 (Time, Places and Manners of Elections)
Article I Section 6 (Speech & Debate Clause)
Article I Section 8 (Commerce Clause, Naturalization Clause, General Welfare Clause, Necessary & Proper Clause)

Article II Section 1 (Delegation Doctrine)
Article II Section 2 (Invasion)
Article II (Appointments Clause, Commander-in-Chief)

Article III, Section 2 (Case and Controversy, Standing, Political Question)
Article III Section 1 (Judicial Power)

Article IV Section IV (Republican Form of Government, Invasion)Article VI (Preemption)

First Amendment (Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Right to Assemble, Right to Petition Government)
Second Amendment
Fourth Amendment
Fifth Amendment (Due Process, Equal Protection Component)
Tenth Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment (Due Process, Equal Protection, Privileges & Immunities)

Other briefs have addressed important statutory issues (U.N. Participation Act, Gun Control Act, National Firearms Act, Firearms Owners Protection Act, Uniform Code of Military Justice, Federal Election Campaign Act, etc.).

Our first Supreme Court filing was October 16, 1981, supporting the legality of President Reagan's action against striking air traffic controllers. Of course, we have also filed many other briefs in various U.S. District Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, State Supreme Courts, etc. All of these filings since the late 1990's and some earlier briefs are available on this website, and we are working to post the older filings as well.


William J. Olson, P.C., Attorneys At Law

Constitutional Law



Christopher John Rudy v. Michelle R. Lee et al. (United States Supreme Court, August 13, 2014)

Nicholas Brady Heien v. North Carolina (North Carolina Supreme Court, June 16, 2014)

Mount Soledad Memorial Association v. Steve Trunk et al. (United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, June 4, 2014)

April DeBoer et al. v. Richard Snyder et al. (United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, May 14, 2014)

United States of America v. Brima Wurie (United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, April 9, 2014)

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning Amicus Brief for Citizens United (United States Supreme Court, November 23, 2013)

Howard Wesley Cotterman v. United States, Amicus Brief for U.S. Border Control Foundation (U.S. Supreme Court, September 9, 2013)

Tim Moose v. William Scott MacDonald, Amicus Brief for Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, August 26, 2013)

Kerri L. Kaley v. United States, Amicus Brief for Gun Owners Foundation, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, July 8, 2013)

Bond v. United States (Bond II), Amicus Brief for U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, May 15, 2013)


United States of America v. Edith Schlain Windsor and Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives, Amicus Brief on Jurisdiction and Standing Questions for Citizens United’s National Committee for Family, Faith and Prayer, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, March 1, 2013)

United States of America v. Edith Schlain Windsor and Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives, Amicus Brief for Citizens United’s National Committee for Family, Faith and Prayer, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, January 29, 2013)


Dennis Hollingsworth, et al. v. Kristin M. Perry, et al., Amicus Brief for Citizens United’s National Committee for Family, Faith and Prayer, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, January 29, 2013)

Michael G. New v. United States of America, Petition for Writ of Certiorari (U.S. Supreme Court, January 18, 2013)

Christopher Hedges v. Barack Obama, et al., Amicus Brief for U.S. Congressman Steve Stockman, et al. (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, December 17, 2012)

Michael G. New v. United States, Petition for Reconsideration (United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, September 20, 2012)

Dennis Hollingsworth, et al. v. Kristin M. Perry, et al., Amicus Brief for Public Advocate of the United States, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, August 31, 2012)

Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives v. Nancy Gill, et al., Amicus Brief for Capitol Hill Prayer Alert Foundation, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, August 2, 2012)

Bond v. U.S., Amicus Brief for Gun Owners Foundation et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, December 10, 2010)

Committee to Recall Robert Menendez from the Office of U.S. Senator v. Nina Mitchell Wells, Esq., Amicus Brief for Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund, et al. (Supreme Court of New Jersey, May 10, 2010)

Christopher Hedges v. Barack Obama, et al., Amicus Brief for Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall, et al. (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, April 16, 2012)

Montana Shooting Sports Association, Inc., et al. v. Eric H. Holder, Jr., Amicus Brief for Gun Owners Foundation (U.S. District Court for the District of Montana Missoula Division, April 12, 2010)

Doe v. Reed, Amicus Brief for the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund et. al (U.S. Supreme Court, March 4, 2010)

U.S. v. David R. Olofson, Reply Brief in Support of Appellant Olofson, Docket No. 08-2294 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, November 7, 2008)

U.S. v. David R. Olofson, Brief in Support of Appellant Olofson, Docket No. 08-2294 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, August 25, 2008)

Tenth Amendment right to a remedy by “due course of law”, Wyeth v. Levine, Amicus Brief for The Seniors Citizen League (U.S. Supreme Court, August 14, 2008)

Second Amendment right of the people to keep and bear arms, District of Columbia, et. al., v. Dick Anthony Heller, Amicus Brief for Gun Owners of America, Inc., et. al. (U.S. Supreme Court, February 11, 2008)

Fifth Amendment "Life" and "Liberty" Rights and Substantive Due Process, Abigail Alliance v. VonEschenbach, Commissioner of the FDA, Amicus Brief for The Seniors Citizen League (U.S. Supreme Court, December 13, 2007)

18 U.S.C. section 924(c), USA v. Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, Amicus Brief for Congressman Walter Jones, et al. (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, May 25, 2007)

Strict Construction of Federal Criminal Laws, Watson v. United States Amicus Brief (U.S. Supreme Court, May 4, 2007)

Free Speech Coalition Critique of House Efforts to Restrict Grassroots Lobbying (April 18, 2007)

Michael New v. Robert M. Gates Reply Brief (U.S. Supreme Court, March 29, 2007)

Wisconsin Right to Life Amicus Brief (U.S. Supreme Court, March 23, 2007)

Michael New v. Donald Rumsfeld Petition for Writ of Certiorari (U.S. Supreme Court, November 15, 2006)

Gun Owners’ Foundation Amicus Curiae Brief Against BATF, and For Wyoming (U.S. District Court for the State of Wyoming, August 18, 2006)

Birthright Citizenship Study Re-Released: "Children Born in the United States to Aliens Should Not, by Constitutional Right, Be U.S. Citizens" (December 13, 2005)

Michael New Reply Brief (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, November 23, 2005)

Amicus Brief in Wisconsin Right to Life Case (U.S. Supreme Court, November 14, 2005)

Amicus Brief in United Seniors Association v. Social Security Administration (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, October 18, 2005)

Michael New v. Donald Rumsfeld, Initial Brief (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, September 6, 2005)

McCreary Case (Ten Commandments) (U.S. Supreme Court, December 8, 2004)

Michael New v. Donald Rumsfeld, Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint, (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, June 15, 2003)

Reply Brief for Appellants Filed in the Case of Paul, et al.v. FEC et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, August 21, 2003)

Brief for Appellants Filed in the Case of Paul, et al.v. FEC et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, July 8, 2003)

Jurisdictional Statement Filed in the Case of Paul, et al.v. FEC et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, May 30, 2003)

John Geddes Lawrence and Tyron Garner v. State of Texas (U.S. Supreme Court, February 18, 2003)

Federal Election Commission v. Christine Beaumont, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, February 10, 2003)

James E. Ryan, Attorney General of Illinois v. Telemarketing Associates, Inc, et al. (U.S. Supreme Court, January 23, 2003)

Reply Brief Filed in the Case of Paul, et al.v. FEC, et al. (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, November 27, 2002)

Opposition Brief Filed in the Case of Paul, et al.v. FEC, et al. (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, November 20, 2002)

Initial Brief Filed in the Case of Paul, et al.v. FEC, et al. (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, November 6, 2002)

David M. Walker v. Richard B. Cheney Amicus Brief (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, May 21, 2002)

Michael New Case, Memorandum in Support of Amended and Supplemental Habeas Corpus Petition (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, May 8, 2002)

Amended Complaint Filed in the Case of Paul, et al.v. FEC, et al. (U.S. District Court for the District District of Columbia, May 7, 2002)

Lawsuit Filed To Challenge Legitimacy of FEC, Paul, et al. v. FEC, et al. (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, April 23, 2002)

Census 2000 Case, Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (U.S. Supreme Court, January 8, 2002)

Watchtower Case (U.S. Supreme Court, November 29, 2001)

Michael New Case, Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (U.S. Supreme Court, September 10, 2001)

J. Barrett Hyman, M.D. v. The City of Louisville, et al. (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, July 9, 2001)

American Trucking Association Case (U.S. Supreme Court, September 11, 2000)

Boy Scouts Case, on the Merits (U.S. Supreme Court , February 28, 2000)

Chenoweth Case (U.S. Supreme Court, December 30, 1999)

Boy Scouts Case, Petition for Writ of Certiorari (U.S. Supreme Court, November 26, 1999)

Census Case (U.S. Supreme Court, November 3, 1998)

Michael New Case (U.S. Supreme Court, March 23, 1998)

Clinton Depostition Video Tape, Petition for Writ of Certiorari (U.S. Supreme Court, May 9, 1997)

U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton (U.S. Supreme Court, August 16, 1994)

Illegal and Unconstitutional Exercise of Legislative Power Article I, Michel v. Anderson Amicus Brief (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, February 5, 1993)

Sandidge v. United States -- We filed an amicus curiae brief for The Center for Judicial Studies and Gun Owners Foundation in this Second Amendment case (District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1986)
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