President Bush’s declaration of a national state of emergency invokes stand-by powers contained in Executive Order, No. 12656 issued by President Ronald W. Reagan. Attached is a synopsis of the Executive Order as well as the Executive Order itself.
Executive Orders and Proclamations Declaring National Emergencies
President Wilson was the first President to declare a national emergency, on February 5, 1917. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Richard M. Nixon, James E. Carter, Ronald W. Reagan, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George Walker Bush have all issued national emergency declarations.
Michael New v. United States — Petition for Certiorari
On Monday, September 10, 2001, nearly six years after he refused to put on the United Nations uniform and to submit to the command and control of a foreign military officer, Michael New has taken his fight for justice to the United States Supreme Court.
At the heart of his appeal is New’s right to his day in court. In a petition for writ of certiorari, New is asking the High Court to overrule
J. Barrett Hyman, M.D. v. The City of Louisville, et al.
The City of Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky, enacted ordinances to prohibit discrimination based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” J. Barrett Hyman, M.D. held Biblical and constitutional objections to complying with these ordinances in his practice of obstetrics and gynecology, and his suit to have them declared unlawful was dismissed by the trial court.
Browner, et al. v. American Trucking Associations, et al.
Our firm filed an amicus curiae brief in this case, which comes on a petition for a writ of certiorari to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, where a bare majority ruled that Section 109 of the clean air act violated Article I, Section 1, of the United States Constitution which vests legislative power in Congress. The case generated a number of opinions, the majority
State of North Dakota v. Family Life Services, Inc., et al. (Opinion)
Today, the Supreme Court of North Dakota unanimously reversed a Cass County District Court order that would have dismantled and reconstituted the board of directors of Family Life Services, a Christian pro-life ministry in the Fargo-Morehead community. North Dakota’s high court ruled that the lower court’s order turning Family Life Services over to persons whose religious views met with
Boy Scout Brief (on the Merits)
Our firm filed a second brief in the United States Supreme Court in the Boy Scout case — this time after certiorari was granted — on the merits of the Boy Scouts’ arguments for reversal.
Chenoweth, et al. v. Clinton, et al.
Today we filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of eight members of Congress (Hon. John T. Doolittle, Hon. George Radanovich, Hon. Tom Tancredo, Hon. Bob Stump, Hon. Barbara Cubin, Hon. Tom A. Coburn, Hon. Wally Herger, and Hon. John E. Perterson) and four nonprofit organizations (Lincoln Institute for Research and Education, Gun Owners Foundation, Citizens United
Boy Scout Brief (on Petition for Writ of Certiorari)
The Olson law firm filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Public Advocate of the United States and the Lincoln Institute for Research and Education defending the right of the Boy Scouts to determine their own leadership.
This brief urges that the U.S. Supreme Court grant certiorari and review the decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court which compels the Boy Scouts
Census Case, U.S. Supreme Court
Our firm filed an amicus brief for the National Citizens Legal Network, U.S. Border Control, Lincoln Institute for Research and Education, English First Foundation, and Policy Analysis Center in the case of Clinton v. Glavin in the United States Supreme Court in support of appellees.
Michael New Case U.S. Supreme Court
Our firm filed an amicus brief for the National Citizens Legal Network in the case of New v. Cohen in the United States Supreme Court in support of petitioner Michael New.
Citizens United v. US — Clinton Deposition Video — Petition for Writ of Certiorari
On behalf of Citizens United, our firm filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the case of Citizens United v. United States of America, et al. in the United States Supreme Court.
Joyce Woodall & Concerned Women for America v. Janet Reno
Today our firm filed a Brief for Appellants explaining how the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act violates the First Amendment.
U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton
Our firm filed an amicus brief for Citizens United Foundation in the case of U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton in the United States Supreme Court.
Michel v. Anderson Amicus Brief
Our firm filed an amicus brief for the Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research, Inc. in the case of Michel v. Anderson in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia supporting the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction.
The U.S. House of Representatives had adopted a rule change permitting non-Member Delegates from the District of Columbia and the
Howard Ellis, et al. v. Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, et al.
Representing Congressman Dickinson, this brief successfully urged the Supreme Court to grant certiorari to resolve the distinction between permissible and impermissible uses by unions of agency fees paid by those working men and woman who choose not to join unions but who are required to pay those fees under law.