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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

Press Coverage



American Thinker article mentions our Heien Brief (December 16, 2014)
    Mark Fitzgibbons article: "Lazy, Incompetent Bureaucrats Will Celebrate the Heien Decision for Years".



Wall Street Journal Article mentions our von NotHaus Brief (December 1, 2014)
    Today, in an article in The Wall Street Journal entitled "A Monetary Gadfly in an Age of Fiat Money," Seth Lipsky discusses the amicus briefs we filed for GATA in the government's case against Bernard vonNotHaus.

    "These matters were considered by Judge Voorhees, who has been presiding in the von NotHaus case. They were raised most pointedly in an amicus brief by the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, a charity that fights for a constitutional view of money.

    That brief argued that Congress lacks the power to prohibit private coinage of money. It argued that the Constitution’s grant of the coinage power to Congress isn’t exclusive. If it were, the Constitution wouldn’t have had separately to deny coinage power to the states.

    The fact that the Founders specifically denied coinage power to the states but not to the people means, the line of argument suggests, that private coinage ends up as a right reserved to the people. In fact, private coinage existed long into the 19th century, particularly, but not exclusively, in the West."


    GATA Amicus initial brief
    GATA Amicus reply brief
    Judge Voorhees' forfeiture order


World Net Daily covers our Heien Brief (October 11, 2014)
    Bob Unruh article "Lawsuit: Ignorance of Law no excuse for Cops".



Obama Eligibility Case Lives (August , 2014)



Bureau of National Affairs Criminal Law Reporter (June 17, 2014)
Abramski v. United States

    The BNA Criminal Law Reporter's article on the Abramski decision, "Straw Man for Lawful Firearm Purchaser Made Material False Statement on ATF Form," by Alisa Johnson, used some of our comments on the decision:

    William J. Olson, Vienna, Va., who also participated in amicus briefs, characterized “the essence of the majority opinion” as, “if the Supreme Court thinks that interpreting federal law the way it is actually written would defeat Congress' intent, the court may usurp the legislative power to edit the statute to fulfill its true intent.”

    Olson also accused Kagan of adopting a statutory meaning “that was fully consistent with her anti-gun ideology.”


World Net Daily Article on Mt. Soledad Cross brief (June 5, 2014)

    An article in World Net Daily discusses the amicus brief we filed earlier this week in the Mt. Soledad Cross case.


Federal Government Seldom Able to Police Itself (May 9, 2014)

    Pastor Chuck Baldwin covers the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in Hedges case, and our amicus brief.


WorldNetDaily Covers Our Amicus Brief in Chris Hedges Challenge to NDAA (April 30, 2014)

    Bob Unruh's article discusses the tragedy of the U.S. Supreme Court denial of Chris Hedges' petition for certiorari challenging the constitutionality of National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. NDAA 2012 allows the U.S. military to arrest and detain, without charges, counsel, or trial, anyone thought by the government to be a threat based on vague standards.

    Attempting to deflect public wrath, those Republicans and Democrats in Congress who passed the law, and the Obama Administration which wanted it, have changed their public position repeatedly as to how the law would apply to American citizens. Of course, when legislators want to make a law clear, they know how to do it. When they try to make it murky, that too is on purpose.

    By the morning after this article was posted, it generated 457 comments, showing the depth of the opposition to this terrible law.

    The article mentions only the most recent of our amicus briefs challenging NDAA, but we actually filed three such briefs against this dangerous law.
    4/16/12 we filed the only amicus brief in support of the injunction in U.S. District Court.
    12/17/12 We filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
    1/23/14 We filed a brief supporting the petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court.


Congressional Research Service Cites Study on Executive Orders by Bill Olson (April 16, 2014)



Western Center for Journalism article on United States v. Wurie (April 9, 2014)
    Our amicus brief in United States v. Wurie was the subject of an article by the Western Center for Journalism.


Obama Forces Innocent Man to Sponsor Heinous Act (March 3, 2014)



New York Times covers our 2013 brief in NLRB v. Canning and Bill Olson's 1981 Recess Appointment by President Reagan (January 10, 2014)
    Today the New York Times ran an article by its Chief Washington Correspondent Carl Hulse which discussed our brief in the NLRB v. Canning case being argued Monday. The article, entitled "Role Reversals Emerge in Dispute Over Obama's Recess Appointments," discussed Bill Olson's recess appointment by President Reagan in 1981 to be Chairman of the Board of the Legal Services Corporation.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/11/us/politics/role-reversals-emerge-in-fight-against-recess-appointments.html

    The article does not mention that President Reagan's appointments of Bill and the other directors were challenged in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the board members appointed by President Carter, including one of Bill's predecessor as Board Chairman -- Hillary Rodham, then First Lady of Arkansas. There, the 1982 challenge was on a different basis than the Canning case. In 1982, the contention was that LSC Board Members were not "Officers of the United States" within the meaning of Article II, section 2, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution. The Rodham challenge was rejected by District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson, who pointed out the irony that four of the former directors filing the challenge had been appointed by President Carter, using the same recess appointment power which those plaintiffs were challenging.
    http://lawandfreedom.com/site/special/LegalServCorpvOlson_MemOpin.PDF


Article about Utah polygamy ruling commented on by Herb Titus (January 9, 2014)

    Herb Titus was quoted in John Aman's article "'Gays' Move Over -- Here Come Polygamists" in WorldNet Daily.  The article discusses Judge Clark Waddoups Memorandum Decision and Order approving of polygamy, applying the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Lawrence v. Texas.


Southwest Radio Bible Ministry Interview (September 24, 2013)
    Bill Olson was interviewed on the topics of how the courts circumvent the U.S. Constitution, and the role of a juror in court.


GOF v. ATF Discussed in WND.com Article "Stonewalling on Fast and Furious Challenged'"(April 11, 2013)



Herb Titus Quoted in WND.com Article "Judge to Feds on Citizen Detention: I Said No!" (June 8, 2012)

    Herb Titus was quoted in the WND.com article "Judge to Feds on Citizen Detention: I Said No!" by Bob Unruh regarding the case of Christopher Hedges v. Barack Obama, et al., in which we filed an amicus brief.



Hedges v. Obama Amicus Brief Press Coverage (April 18, 2012)

    Our amicus brief in Christopher Hedges v. Barack Obama, et al. was discussed by Courthouse News Service in the article "NDAA Opponents Stretch Across the Aisle" by Adam Klasfeld.



Memorandum for Delegate Bob Marshall Discussed in Washington Post Blog Article "Del. Marshall, again, urges McDonnell to sign detention bill" (April 5, 2012)

    This Washington Post blog article "Del. Marshall, again, urges McDonnell to sign detention bill" by Anita Kumar discusses the memorandum written by Herb Titus for Delegate Bob Marshall on H.B. 1160 — A bill to Prevent Virginia from Aiding the U.S. Military in the Detention of Virginians under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. Delegate Bob Marshall sent this legal analysis of H.B. 1160 to Govenor Bob McDonnell.



Stein v. Dowling et al. Complaint Discussed in San Diego Union-Tribune Article "Tea Party Marine sues to stop dismissal" (April 3, 2012)

    The San Diego Union-Tribune article "Tea Party Marine sues to stop dismissal" by Gretel C. Kovach discusses our complaint in the case of Sergeant Gary A. Stein v. Colonel C.S. Dowling, et al.



Obamacare Amicus Brief Discussed in WND.com Article (February 15, 2012)

    The WND.com article "Obamacare Challenged as 'Forcible Economic Rape'" by Bob Unruh discusses our amicus brief in the case of Dept. of Health and Human Services, et al. v. State of Florida, et al.



"Obama Administration 'Rigging' US Census By Counting Illegal Aliens" by Chuck Baldwin Discusses Louisiana v. Bryson Amicus Brief (January 20, 2012)

    Chuck Baldwin's editorial opinion "Obama Administration 'Rigging' US Census By Counting Illegal Aliens" discusses our amicus brief in the case of Louisiana v. John Bryson in the United States Supreme Court. Our amicus brief was filed in support of plaintiffs' motion for leave to file a bill of complaint, challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 Census. Chuck Baldwin is one of the amici curiae.



Bill Olson Quoted and Heller v. District of Columbia Amicus Brief Discussed in The United States Law Week article "D.C. Handgun Registration Requirement, Ban on Assault Weapons, Big Magazines OK" (October 11, 2011)

    Bill Olson was quoted in The United States Law Week article "D.C. Handgun Registration Requirement, Ban on Assault Weapons, Big Magazines OK" on October 11, 2011 by Bernard J. Pazanowski discussing the recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Heller v. District of Columbia (Heller 2) and the amicus brief filed by our firm in this case for Gun Owners of America, et al.

    The article appears below and is reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 80 USLW 449 (Oct. 11, 2011). Copyright 2011 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) <http://www.bna.com>:

    The United States Law Week Article -- "D.C. Handgun Registration Requirement, Ban on Assault Weapons, Big Magazines OK"



Economic Policy Journal article on our Bernard von NotHaus Brief
(September 6, 2011)



The New York Sun Editorial "A Dangerous Delegation" Discusses the Article by Herb Titus and Bill Olson (August 5, 2011)



United States v. Antoine Jones Amicus Brief Discussed in the World Net Daily Article "If you thought feds wanted to track you before, check out now" (June 28, 2011)

    The amicus brief filed by our firm in United States v. Antoine Jones in the United States Supreme Court is discussed in the World Net Daily article "If you thought feds wanted to track you before, check out now" by Bob Unruh on June 28, 2011.



United States v. Bernard von NotHaus Amicus Brief Discussed in The New York Sun Editorial "Von NotHaus’ Question" (June 1, 2011)

    The amicus brief filed by our firm in United States v. Bernard von NotHaus in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina Statesville Division on behalf of Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee is discussed in The New York Sun editorial "Von NotHaus’ Question" on June 1, 2011.



James Turk Interviews Chris Powell about GATA Litigation Against the Fed. (February 21, 2011)

    GATA's litigation against the Fed that is being handled by our firm was discussed in this interview of GATA Secretary/Treasurer Chris Powell by James Turk, Director of GoldMoney Foundation.



More Awad v. Ziriax Amicus Brief Press Coverage in "Nonprofit groups say Islamic law ban protects women" (November 18, 2010)

    The amicus brief filed by our firm in Awad v. Ziriax in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma is discussed in the Tulsa World article "Nonprofit groups say Islamic law ban protects women" on November 18, 2010.



Awad v. Ziriax Amicus Brief Discussed in Article "Nonprofit groups file legal brief in Shariah law dispute" (November 18, 2010)

    The amicus brief filed by our firm in Awad v. Ziriax in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma is discussed in the NewsOK.com article "Nonprofit groups file legal brief in Shariah law dispute" by Nolan Clay on November 18, 2010.



Herb Titus Quoted in The National Law Journal Article "Heller II: The Sequel" (October 25, 2010)

    Herb Titus was quoted in the The National Law Journal article "Heller II: The Sequel" by Mike Scarcella regarding the Heller v. District of Columbia (Heller II) case in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Our firm filed an amicus brief in this case.



Bill Olson Quoted in CNSNews.com Article "Harry Reid Defends Vote to Confirm Kagan on Second Amendment Grounds" (August 9, 2010)

    Bill Olson was quoted in the CNSNews.com article "Harry Reid Defends Vote to Confirm Kagan on Second Amendment Grounds" by Terence P. Jeffrey regarding his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee evaluating Elena Kagan's record on the Second Amendment.



Huffington Post (June 30, 2010)

    We wanted to share with you one of our proudest moments -- being the object of a hit piece by the Huffington Post. We are certain you will enjoy this thoughtful analysis of all the issues.



Herb Titus Quoted in NPR Article "High Court Extends Gun Owners' Rights Nationwide" (June 28, 2010)

    Herb Titus was quoted in the NPR article "High Court Extends Gun Owners' Rights Nationwide" regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago. Our firm filed an amicus brief in this case.



Bill Olson to testify at Kagan Hearings (June 25, 2010)

    Bill Olson was invited by the Minority of the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify as a witness at Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings as reported by the washingtonpost.com, "Kagan hearings witness list released."



Herb Titus Quoted in WND Article "Obamacare's control plan? 'Behavior modification'" (June 15, 2010)

    Herb Titus was quoted in the World Net Daily article "Obamacare's control plan? 'Behavior modification'" regarding the recent executive order President Obama signed establishing the national prevention, health promotion, and public health council as saying "The council is designed to basically implement future policy that ultimately everything will be governed by federal authorities, from food to dietary supplements to vitamins."



GATA Lawsuit Discussion (January 17-18, 2010)

    In this video Al Korelin of Korelin Economics Report speaks with GATA (Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc.) Board of Directors at the Cambridge House Vancouver Resource Investment Conference about GATA's recently filed lawsuit.



"Traders examine COT data for gold, silver in ways they never have before?" (January 5, 2010)

    In this article regarding new reporting format from the CFTC for some markets such as gold and silver, Gene Arensberg discussed our firm and the GATA lawsuit.



Firm's Representation of GATA reported on by London Times (March 28, 2009)

    On In an article "Is there any gold inside Fort Knox, the world's most secure vault?" the London Times discusses the firm's work for GATA (Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee) in using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain information about the Department of the Treasury and Federal Reserve's use of what it calls "gold swaps."



Bill Olson Guest on Conservative Roundtable TV Show (March 4, 2009)

    On March 4, 2009, Bill Olson was a guest on Conservative Roundtable's Television show.
    He discussed the Daniel Chapter One case, where our firm is assisting in the defense of a health-related ministry promoting herbal and alternative medical products from an attack by the FTC.
    Information about the FTC attack on this ministry.



Olofson Case Covered by World Net Daily (March 2, 2009)

    World Net Daily ran a story entitled "Appeals Decision Awaited in Broken Gun Case: Man serving 30 months for loaning rifle that malfunctioned" on the Olofson case, which our firm is handling.



Olofson Case Covered on Lou Dobbs Tonight TV Show (February 18, 2009)

    Herb Titus was a guest on the Lou Dobbs Tonight television show today, to discuss the Olofson case, which our firm is handling. He appeared with Len Savage who had been a witness for David Olofson at trial.



Olofson Case Oral Argument Highlighted by Lou Dobbs (January 22, 2009)

    On January 22, 2009, Herb Titus presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of David Olofson's appeal from having been wrongfully convicted of transfering a machinegun.  Lou Dobbs covered oral argument in the case.  The CNN video can be viewed at http://youtu.be/rB237rfvHys

    At the heart of the Olofson appeal, Titus contended, is that the Government pressed a wrongful definition of a machinegun in order to secure Olofson's conviction.  According to the government's definition, Olofson's malfunctioning semiautomatic rifle functioned as a machinegun because it fired more than one shot at the single pull of a trigger, even though it jammed before the trigger was released or the ammunition in the magazine was exhausted.  The government's position, Titus argued, is contrary to fact, contrary to law, and in conflict with Supreme Court Seventh Circuit precedent.  Indeed, according to the briefs filed by the firm, Olofson's prosecutor adopted a definition of a machinegun inconsistent with prior ATF rulings and guidelines.



Herb Titus Quoted in Article about Electoral College (November 25, 2008)

    Today, in the lead story in World Net Daily, Herb Titus discussed the constitutional obligation of the Electoral College to determine whether a candidate is constitutionally-eligible to be President, there being concerns raised as to whether Barak Obama is a "natural born Citizen." 

    Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution states:  "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."



Watson Amicus Brief Discussed in Book by Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts (March 25, 2008)



Ramos/Compean Amicus Brief Highlighted by Lou Dobbs (November 29, 2007)

    The amicus curiae brief which we filed for Congressman Walter Jones, Congressman Virgil Goode, Congressman Ted Poe, Gun Owners Foundation, and U.S. Border Control Foundation was featured in a report on the Ramos and Compean case on the Lou Dobbs Show on CNN today. View this segment below.



Broadcasting & Cable Article on Electioneering Communications (October 15, 2007)

    Bill Olson was quoted in an article in Broadcasting & Cable on proposed Federal Election Commission Regulations relating to electioneering ads in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in Wisconsin Right to Life II.



AP Article Discusses Firm's 10th Circuit (Wyoming) Amicus Brief Filed for GOF (October 6, 2007)

    An Associated Press article discussed the case now pending in the 10th Circuit in which we filed an amicus brief for Gun Owners' Foundation on behalf of the State of Wyoming.  Herb Titus of our firm was interviewed for the article, and quoted as saying "the Wyoming case is significant because the issue of whether restoration of gun rights is defined by federal regulations or state law is pending in trial courts around the country."



CNN Headline News Glen Beck Program (September 26, 2007)

    Today Bill Olson was a guest on the Glen Beck Program on CNN Headline News to discuss the amicus brief filed in the Ramos/Compean case, and how the brief explains that Ramos and Compean were charged with, tried for, and convicted of a federal crime that does not exist.



Herb Titus Interviewed on MyTechnologyLawyer Radio Show (August 22, 2007)

    Herb Titus was interviewed on the MyTechnologyLawyer Radio Show by Scott Draughon regarding the Amicus Brief our firm filed in the U.S. Supreme Court Case Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the link above and finding the August 22, 2007 show.



"Meaning of 'establishment clause' in Bill of Rights Debated"  June 5, 2007, Asheville Daily Planet


"Pelosi Set to Attack Conservatives" (January 2, 2007)

    Bill Olson was quoted in this NewsMax.com article regarding the "frontal attack on the First Amendment and political speech" of the Public Citizen/Pelosi bill.



Free Speech Coalition Press Coverage (December 14, 2006)

    Bill Olson is quoted in this Investor's Business Daily article, "Free Speech Coalition: Public Citizen has 'Ethics' Problem With its Grassroots Lobbying Legislation."



Outgoing California Attorney General Seeks Money from Car Makers (September 21, 2006)

    Today Bill Olson was quoted in an article in the Washington Times commenting on a lawsuit based on "public nuisance" law filed by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer against General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda and Nissan.



Postal Law Press Coverage (May 15, 2006)

    Bill Olson is quoted in this Govexec.com article "Legislative Provision Would Benefit Postal Service Competitors."



Michael New Oral Argument Press Coverage (February 17, 2006)

    This Washington Times article, "Ex-soldier Appeals Conviction for Refusing Order," discusses the oral argument in the Michael New case and quotes Herb Titus.



Business Mailers Review Reports on Haldi-Olson Paper on Unbundling the Postal Service (January 16, 2006)



Executive Order Study Referenced (September 21, 2005)

The Cato Institute study co-authored by Bill Olson, "Executive Orders and National Emergencies: How Presidents Have Come to 'Run the Country' by Usurping Legislative Power," was referenced in a presentation celebrating Constitution Day at Truman State University.



Herb Titus Quoted in USA Today (June 27, 2005)

    Herb Titus was quoted in USA Today in an article as to how the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the McCreary and Van Orden cases could affect other displays of the Ten Commandments around the country.



U.S.A. Today Article on Ten Commandments Cases (March 2, 2005)

    Herb Titus was quoted in USA Today in an article discussing the U.S. Supreme Court's hearing of oral argument in two Ten Commandments cases. "Court Enters Debate over Display of Commandments" by Joan Biskupic.



McCreary Amicus Brief Press Coverage by Free-Market News Network (March 2, 2005)

    The Amicus Brief filed by our firm in the McCreary case was discussed in an article on Free-Market News Network -- "Making Lemonade or Eating Bitter Fruit" by Jim Babka.



Business Mailer's Review Article Discussing Free Speech in the Mail (February 14, 2005)

    The February 14, 2005 issue of the Business Mailer's Review contains an article about a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit holding that prison inmates have a right to receive bulk mail that they had requested. This article also discusses the observations of Bill Olson, FSC Legal Co-Counsel, as to the possible application of the principle established in this case to State Charitable Solicitation Laws. If prisoners can receive mail without government approval, perhaps someday citizens can receive mail from nonprofits without the sender being approved by the states. Business Mailer's Review subscription information can be found at http://www.businessmailersreview.com.



"Why Do Conservatives Continue To Support The Republican Party?" (August 1, 2003)

    A Covenant News article by Chuck Baldwin quoted Bill Olson and mentioned his efforts lobbying Congress to restrict a president's ability to legislate by executive order or proclamation.



"Justice Fights to Keep Clinton Monument Edicts Intact" (July 28, 2003)

    A Washington Times article quoted Bill Olson regarding his disappointment of the Bush administration's defense in the Supreme Court of President Clinton's proclamation restricting access to seven national monuments and millions of acres of public land.



McCain-Feingold's Opponents Fight For Time In Court (July 27, 2003)

    A Washington Times article quoted Bill Olson regarding the appellants' proposals for division of Supreme Court oral argument time in the consolidated cases challenging the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.



The Assault on Diversity: An Organized Challenge to Racial and Gender Justice (June 2003)

    Bill Olson's service as Chairman of the Legal Services Corporation was mentioned in a book by Lee Cokorinos of the Institute for Democracy Studies, entitled The Assault on Diversity, Rowan & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2003



Postal Ratemaking Summit (May 31, 2002)

    Bill Olson was a panelist at the recent Postal Ratemaking Summit in Potomac, Maryland sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service and the Postal Rate Commission, as discussed in this DM News article.



FEC Challenge Press Coverage (May 7, 2002)

    A Washington Times article quoted Bill Olson regarding the opposition to the campaign reform act and the corresponding lawsuits.



Executive Order Study Cited (April 24, 2002)

The executive order study, co-authored by Bill Olson, was cited in the statement of Morton Rosenberg, Congressional Research Service, before the House Subcommittee on Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations, Committee on Government Reform, concerning H.R. 4187, The Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2002.



Sacrifice of Civil Liberties (March 15, 2002)

    A Salon magazine article quoted Bill Olson regarding the "sacrifice of civil liberties in the name of public safety."



Census 2000 Fight Press Coverage (February 25, 2002)

    A Washington Times article quoted Bill Olson regarding the Census 2000 case, the Supreme Court's denial of our Petition for Certiorari, and how the battle to restrain the Census Bureau will continue in Congress.



'National Emergencies' Give Prez Too Much Power (December 10, 2001)

    A SFGate.com article by Harley Sorensen warning about the unbalanced power of presidential declarations of national emergencies referenced our web site.



Executive Order Press Coverage (September 27, 2001)

    A WorldNetDaily.com article quoted Bill Olson regarding executive power grab through national emergencies and executive orders.



"Unveiling Donor Lists Unpopular" (July 7, 2001)

    Bill Olson was quoted today by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette describing how a letter circulated by the Free Speech Coalition stalled momentum for a bill requiring the disclosure of contributors to nonprofit organizations.



New Postmaster General (May 24, 2001)

    Bill Olson was quoted today on trafficworld.com discussing the Postal Service's new Postmaster General.



Bill Olson Appears on the O'Reilly Factor (August 9, 2000)

    Today, Bill Olson was a guest of Bill O'Reilly (The O'Reiley Factor, Fox News) to discuss President Clinton's abuse of Executive Orders. He discussed the Separation of Powers issue, current states of national emergency, the Permanent Striker Replacement Executive Order (No. 12954), and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Monument Proclamation (No. 6920 issued under the Antiquities Act of 1906).



Abusing Executive Orders, A Word from Congressman Zach Wamp (January 2000)

    The Cato Institute study on executive orders, co-authored by Bill Olson, was quoted by Congressman Zach Wamp.



Executive Order Study Quoted

    The Cato Institute study on executive orders, co-authored by Bill Olson, was quoted in the PERC report "End of the Road?" by Shannon Fitzsimmons.



More Executive Order Study Press Coverage (January 5, 2000)

    The Cato Institute study on executive orders, co-authored by Bill Olson, was quoted in this GovExec.com article "Conservatives Seek to Limit Executive Orders" by Michael Posner.



Executive Order Study Press Coverage (December 20, 1999)

    The Cato Institute study co-authored by Bill Olson, "Executive Orders and National Emergencies: How Presidents Have Come to 'Run the Country' by Usurping Legislative Power," was quoted in this Enter Stage Right article "Congress Must Seize Back the Law-making Power."



"Clinton's Abuse of Executive Power" (December 13, 1999)

    Bill Olson and the study he co-authored, "Executive Orders and National Emergencies: How Presidents Have Come to 'Run the Country' by Usurping Legislative Power," were mentioned in this Insight on the News article.



"Critics Claim Exec Orders Permit Government by Fiat - Presidential Executive Orders" (September 27, 1999)

    Bill Olson was quoted in this Insight on the News article by Frank J. Murray about executive orders.



"Clinton's Executive Orders Sweeping, Controversial" (September 13 - 19, 1999 -- National Weekly Edition)

    Bill Olson was quoted in this Washington Times article by Frank J. Murray about executive orders.



Executive Order Press Coverage (April 1999)

    Bill Olson was a guest on Conservative Roundtable to discuss "Abuse of Executive Orders."



Election Law Press Coverage (October 1998)

    Bill Olson was a guest on Conservative Roundtable to discuss "Federal Election Laws."



Free Speech Press Coverage (November 1993)

    Bill Olson was a guest on Conservative Roundtable to discuss "Threats to Free Speech."



Legal Service for the Poor: Time for Reform (June 1990)



"Deadline Nears for Legal Services Corporation" (September 28, 1982)

    Bill Olson is mentioned as a Ronald Reagan nominee to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.



"Legal Aid Agency Limits Its Spending" (January 2, 1982)

This New York Times article quotes Bill Olson as the newly named chairman of the board and one of seven new directors of the Legal Services Corporation.



"Reagan Chooses Lawyer as Chief of Legal Aid Agency for the Poor" (January 1, 1982)

This New York Times article reports that President Reagan appointed Bill Olson as chairman of the Legal Services Corporation.



"Appointment of Seven Members of the Legal Services Corporation, and Designation of Acting Chairman" (December 31, 1981)

    President Reagan designated Bill Olson as Acting Chariman of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.

 
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