Today, our firm file an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit following its grant of a petition for rehearing en banc to reconsider President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees. Our brief argued that the Civil Service Reform Act did not bar the lawsuit as the Fifth Circuit panel had previously ruled. Also, our brief argued that President Biden lacked the authority to issue
Duncan v. Bonta — Supplemental Amicus Brief on Remand
Today, we filed a supplemental amicus brief on remand, our fourth amicus brief in this case. Our brief recounted the two-step test overturned by the Supreme Court in Bruen, and put this case in the context of the various cases on remand within the Ninth Circuit since Bruen. It then explained how to apply Bruen to this case. Our brief also reminded the Ninth Circuit of
Cargill v. Garland — Supplemental Amicus Brief on Rehearing En Banc
Today, our firm file a supplemental amicus brief for the Fifth Circuit’s rehearing en banc of a challenge to the ATF’s bump stock rule. (We previously file an amicus brief in support of the petition for rehearing en banc.) Our brief argued that the bump stock rule was politically motivated and that bump
Morehouse v. ATF — Amended Complaint with 17 States Joining as Plaintiffs
Today, we filed an amended complaint adding 17 States as plaintiffs joining our lawsuit challenging the ATF’s new “frame or receiver” rule.
Stickley v. Winchester — Supplemental Brief
Today, we filed a Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Injunction, responding to the court’s request for an update in light of the Supreme Court’s decision in NYSPRA v. Bruen.
Morehouse v. ATF — Complaint against “Frame or Receiver” Rule
Today, we filed a challenge to the Biden Administration’s ATF final rule revising the definition of “frame” or “receiver” which was published on April 26, 2022.
Torcivia v. Suffolk County — Amicus Supporting Petition for Certiorari
Today our firm filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge to a Second Circuit decision which upheld an illegal search and seizure of firearms in his home by police after Petitioner was taken for a mental health examination. The police now assert that the “special needs exception” to the Fourth Amendment permitted the search and seizure.
Our brief urges the Supreme Court to grant
Missouri v. Biden — Amicus Supporting Petition for Certiorari
Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari filed by Missouri and nine other states challenging the CMS vaccine mandate for workers healthcare at certain facilities. Our brief argued that the vaccine mandate is not permitted under either the Spending Clause or the Commerce Clause. Our brief also argued that the vaccine mandate impermissible commandeers state employees
303 Creative v. Elenis — Merits Amicus Brief
Today, our firm filed an amicus brief on the merits in 303 Creative. We previously filed an amicus brief in support of the petition for certiorari. Our amicus brief argued that the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act empowers militant, homosexual activists to use the legal system to attack and destroy Christian business owners.
Article: “JSD Supply Files Temporary Restraining Order Against ATF …as 2nd Co. Issued C&D”
Ammoland Shooting Sports News published an article on the lawsuit we filed on behalf of JSD Supply against the cease-and-desist letter received from the ATF.
Stickley v. Winchester — Reply to Opposition to Motion for Temporary Injunction
Today, together with Gilbert Ambler of the Ambler Law Offices, LLC (Winchester, VA) and David Browne of Spiro & Browne, LLC (Richmond, VA), we filed a Reply to the City of Winchester’s opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Temporary Injunction.
Yukutake v. Hawaii — Amicus Brief
Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to help defend a decision of the district court of Hawaii striking down two state restrictions on firearms purchase. Hawaii law requires that even after obtaining a permit to purchase a specific handgun, the permit expired after 10 days, and then the firearm must be physically carried to a police station for inspection.
Three Amicus Briefs (including one by 22 states) Filed in Support of our Bumpstock Petition
Three amicus briefs were filed in support of our Petition for Certiorari in the bumpstock case, Gun Owners of America, et al. v. Garland:
— Amicus Brief filed by Montana, West Virginia, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho,
Heltzel v. Youngkin — Amicus brief supporting petition for certiorari
In Heltzel, a group of plaintiffs are challenging the removal by former Governor Ralph Northam of the Robert E. Lee Monument, which had stood in Richmond for 120 years. The Heltzel plaintiffs are now seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of a decision of the Virginia Supreme Court which sanctioned that removal. Today, our firm filed the only amicus brief in support of the Lee Monument and against
Jewel v. NSA — Amicus Supporting Petition for Certiorari
In Jewel, a group of plaintiffs are seeking a federal injunction against the widespread, warrantless surveillance of communications involving Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA). The case has been litigated for over a decade, most recently with the Ninth Circuit denying relief in a dismissive, one-page opinion. The Jewel plaintiffs are now seeking U.S. Supreme Court intervention to
Texas v. United States — DACA appeal
Today, we filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge brought by Texas and other states against Obama’s DACA policy. Our brief explained that the Texas states have standing to bring this challenge to DACA. Further, our brief argued that DACA presents several constitutional violations, including the separation of the powers as it is an exercise of legislative power, and that it violates
Cargill v. Garland — Amicus Brief
Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for rehearing en banc in a case challenging the bump stock ban. Our brief explained that bump stocks do not convert a semiautomatic firearm into a machinegun, and that only Congress has the power to amend the text of statutes. Finally, we explained that the district court’s and the court of appeals panel’s conclusions contradicted
McCoy v. University of Virginia Health System — Supplemental Memorandum
Today, we filed a Supplemental Memorandum Regarding Governor Youngkin’s Executive Directive No. 2. The Supplemental Memorandum is in support of the Memorandum in Support of Injunctive Relief for Kaycee McCoy regarding the University of Virginia Health System’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Lindell v. Pelosi — Complaint
We are serving as co-counsel to Mike Lindell in a challenge to a subpoena issued by the January 6 House Select Committee for his phone records, where a complaint was filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Coral Ridge Ministries v. Southern Poverty Law Center — Amicus Brief
Today, our firm file an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari filed by Coral Ridge Ministries. In the courts below (where we filed an amicus brief), Coral Ridge’s defamation complaint against SPLC was dismissed under the Supreme Court’s decision
NFIB v. OSHA — Amicus Supporting Stay of Vaccine Mandate
Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support applications of stay of the OSHA Vaccine Mandate and a petition for certiorari before judgment. Numerous parties sought court review and a stay of the OSHA Vaccine Mandate after it was issued on November 5, 2021. After the Sixth Circuit allowed the mandate to take effect, requests for stay were sought in the Supreme Court as well as petitions for
Kaycee McCoy v. University of Virginia Health System — Reply Memorandum in Support of Injunctive Relief
Today, we filed a Reply Memorandum in Support of Injunctive Relief for Kaycee McCoy (see memorandum in support of injunctive relief here).