Kaycee McCoy v. University of Virginia Health System — Memorandum in Support of Injunction

Jeremiah Morgan Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville, Constitutional Law, Health Law, Litigation

Today, we filed a Memorandum in Support of Injunctive Relief for Kaycee McCoy (see complaint here). After a hearing on the request for a temporary injunction, the Circuit Court requested additional briefing on the temporary injunction factors.

The Memorandum argued that the freedom of religion recognized in Article I, Section 16 of the Virginia Constitution creates a jurisdictional barrier to the Read More

Kaycee McCoy v. University of Virginia Health System — Complaint filed

Jeremiah Morgan Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville, Constitutional Law, Health Law, Litigation

Today, we filed a Complaint against the Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia Health System on behalf of a university employee who was refused her religious exemption to the University’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and was notified that she would be terminated. The Complaint as well as the accompanying Application for a Temporary Injunction claim that Read More

303 Creative v. Elenis

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus curiae brief in support of a Petition for Certiorari filed by small business owner who provides website design services.  She would like to begin offering custom wedding websites, but the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (the same law used against Jack Phillips and Masterpiece Read More

Rob Olson Presents Oral Argument before En Banc Sixth Circuit in Bumpstock Case

Jeremiah Morgan Administrative Law, Appearances, Firearms Law, Litigation

Today, Rob Olson presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sitting en banc in our continuing litigation against ATF’s bump stock regulation issued in December 2018. The Sixth Circuit granted rehearing en banc after a three-judge panel ruled against the bump stock ban earlier this year. Audio of the oral argument is available.

Link to oral argument audio

Jewel v. NSA — Amicus Supporting Rehearing En Banc

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Today, our firm filed its third amicus brief in the Jewel litigation, this time in support of a Petition for Rehearing En Banc before the Ninth Circuit. A panel of the Ninth Circuit once again ruled in support of the federal government, holding that the Jewel plaintiffs had failed to set forth sufficient evidence to establish standing and also affirming the district court’s exclusion of such Read More

FBI v. Fazaga — FISA & State Secrets Privilege

admin Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today our firm filed an amicus brief in support of certain Muslims in Los Angeles who were surveilled electronically and otherwise by the FBI and a confidential informant. The FBI has asserted the state secrets doctrine to seek dismissal of most claims, including a FISA claim under which the district court could conduct an ex parte in camera review of the surveillance to determine if there were Read More

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org. — CLDEF Amicus Brief

admin Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today we filed a brief for CLDEF in support of the effort by Mississippi to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade (1973) and in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992).  We argued that Supreme Court abortion jurisprudence in no way was based on the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, but rather the personal preferences of the justices.  Our brief exposed three major flaws in Roe:  1. Roe relied on misrepresentations about how common law viewed abortion; 2. Roe made flawed assumptions understating the maternal risk from abortion; and 3. Roe erroneously assumed state anti-abortion laws were not written to defend the life of the preborn. Lastly, we urged the Court to end its historical embrace of eugenics.

Link to brief

Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org. — Intercessors for America Amicus Brief

admin Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today we filed a brief for Intercessors for America in support of the effort by Mississippi to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade (1973) and in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992).  We argued that the Court erred in establishing “viability” as the touchstone for its abortion decisions.  We also explained how Justice Blackmun based his decision on a Pagan foundation.  We cited many Supreme Court sources to demonstrate that the Court increasingly does what it wants to do, regardless of what the Constitution states.  We review how the Court’s jurisprudence in areas such as the Establishment Clause and government schools has established paganism as our nation’s religion.  Lastly, we explain that this Court’s abortion cases have brought bloodguilt upon the land and opened the nation to God’s righteous temporal judgments.

Link to brief

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen — SCOTUS Merits

admin Constitutional Law, Firearms Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today we filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a challenge to the virtual ban on concealed carry in New York State.   The brief was filed on behalf of Gun Owners of America, Gun Owners Foundation, and the Heller Foundation.  We critique the Second Circuit case in Kachalsky v County of Westchester, explain how the New York licensing scheme undermines the prefatory Read More

Second Letter to Virginia Private and Public Colleges & Universities Demanding Revocation of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

admin Health Law

This week, we sent a second letter to public colleges and universities (June 6), and private colleges and universities (June 9).

Read the Word letter to private colleges and universities here.

Read the WordPerfect letter to private colleges and universities here.

Read the PDF letter to private colleges and universities here.

Read the Word letter to public colleges and universities here.

Read the WordPerfect letter to public colleges and universities here.

Read the PDF letter to public colleges and universities here.

Young v. Hawaii

admin Constitutional Law, Firearms Law, U. S. Supreme Court

We filed our second brief in the Young v. Hawaii challenge to Hawaii’s virtual total ban on carrying firearms in the State of Hawaii. Our earlier brief was filed before the Ninth Circuit en banc. This brief was filed in the U.S .Supreme court in support of Young’s Petition for Certiorari. We urge the Court to overturn the two-step test used in many Second Amendment challenges. We also challenge the “longstanding” ban in Hawaii, most of which occurred during the time Hawaii was governed by a Monarchy. We demonstrate why certiorari should be granted even though New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett is pending before the court. And we trace the numerous criticisms by Justices and Judges as to how the lower courts have treated the Second Amendment since Heller and McDonald.

Link to brief

Letter to Virginia Private and Public Colleges & Universities Demanding Revocation of Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

admin Health Law

Today, on behalf of parents, students, and pro-freedom groups, we we delivered letters to the presidents and chairmen of Virginia’s private colleges which are requiring students to be fully vaccinated before they return to campus in the fall.  Our letter details both medical and legal arguments describing the dangers of mandating the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read the Word letter to public colleges and universities here.

Read the WordPerfect letter to public colleges and universities here.

Read the PDF letter to public colleges and universities here.

Read the Word letter to private colleges and universities here.

Read the WordPerfect letter to private colleges and universities here.

Read the PDF letter to private colleges and universities here.

CORRECTION.  The Section I.D. heading states “The VAERS System Now Shows Tremendous Death and Illness from the Disease.”  The word “Disease” should have been “Vaccines.”

GOA & GOF Comments Opposing ATF Re-Definition of “Frame or Receiver.”

admin Administrative Law, Firearms Law

Today we filed comments with the ATF on behalf of our clients Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners Foundation.  These comments relate to Docket No. ATF 2021R-05:  “Definition of ‘Frame or Received’ and Identification of Firearms.”  These Comments explain why ATF has no authority to make these changes in the definition of “frame or receiver” set out in 8 U.S.C. Section 921(a)(3).

Link to Comments

Duncan v. Bonta

admin Constitutional Law, Firearms Law, U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Today, we filed an amicus brief attacking the constitutionality of a
California ban on standard capacity magazines, which the California law
mislabels as “Large Capacity Magazines.” The District Court and Ninth
Circuit panel both ruled for that the laws were unconstitutional, and
the Ninth Circuit granted rehearing en banc. Our brief defends the
decision Read More

Crawford v. Pennsylvania — Defending Gun Rights of Philadelphians

admin Constitutional Law, Firearms Law, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court

Today, we filed an brief for Gun Owners of America, Inc. and other nonprofits opposing Philadelphia’s challenge to the constitutionality of Pennsylvania’s long-standing firearms preemption statute.  That statute prevents Philadelphia from imposing greater firearms restrictions on its residents than those approved by the General Assembly for Pennsylvania as a whole.  Philadelphia bases Read More

Testimony given opposing Article V Constitutional Convention in South Carolina

admin Appearances, Constitutional Law

This afternoon, Bill Olson testified via ZOOM before a subcommittee of the South Carolina Judiciary Committee opposing various bills calling for an Article V Convention of the States, also known as a Constitutional Convention.  He also submitted the paper he and Herb Titus wrote exposing the false premises and false assurances of those supporting this radical proposal.

The Paper submitted to the Subcommittee is entitled “The ‘Con-Con’ Con” is available here.