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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

Historical Documents



Declaration of Independence

United States Constitution

U.S. Constitutional Provisions Authorizing Creation of Federal Criminal Offenses

Patrick Henry Speech "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!" (Martch 23, 1775)


Declarations of War


Declaration of War against the United Kingdom of Great Britain (June 18, 1812)

Declaration of War against the Republic of Mexico (May 13, 1846)

Declaration of War against the Kingdom of Spain (April 25, 1898)

Declaration of War against the Imperial German Government (April 6, 1917)

Declaration of War against the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Government (December 7, 1917)

Declaration of War against the Imperial Government of Japan (December 8, 1941)

Declaration of War against the Government of Germany (December 11, 1941)

Declaration of War against the Government of Italy (December 11, 1941)

Declaration of War against the Government of Bulgaria (June 5, 1942)

Declaration of War against the Government of Hungary (June 5, 1942)

Declaration of War against the Government of Rumania (June 5, 1942)


Congressional Actions Related to the Middle East


Resolution urging the President to act immediately, using unilateral and multilateral measures, to seek the full and unconditional withdrawal of all Iraqi forces from Kuwaiti territory, Senate Resolution 318 (August 1, 1990)

United States Policy on Iraqi Aggression Resolution, House Joint Resolution 658 (October 1, 1990)

Resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the crisis created by Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait must be addressed and resolved on its own terms separately from other conflicts in the region, House Concurrent Resolution 382 (October 23, 1990)

Iraq Sanctions Act of 1990, Public Law 101-513 (November 5, 1990)

Economic Sanctions Against the Republic of Iraq, Public Law 101-510 (November 5, 1990)

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution, Public Law 102-1 (January 14, 1991)

Iraq and the Requirements of Security Council Resolution 687 & 688, Public Law 102-190 (December 5, 1991)

1998 Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act, Public Law 105-174 (May 1, 1998)

Iraqi Breach of International Obligations, Public Law 105-235 (August 14, 1998)


Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, Public Law 105-338 (October 31, 1998)

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Those Responsible for the Recent Attacks Launched Against the United States, Public Law 107-40 (September 18, 2001)

Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, Public Law 107-243 (October 16, 2002)

Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, Public Law 108–175 (December 12, 2003)

Iran Nonproliferation Amendments Act of 2005, Public Law 109–112 (November 22, 2005)

Iran Freedom Support Act, Public Law 109–293 (September 30, 2006)
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