U.S. v. Missouri — Amicus Brief

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

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in support of Missouri’s Second Amendment Preservation Act which declares that certain federal firearms restrictions violate the Second Amendment rights of Missourians. Our brief argued that the district court did not properly understand the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause, and that it also violates Read More

Comments to Department of Education — Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Athletics Rulemaking

Jeremiah Morgan Administrative Law, Statutory Construction

Today, we filed comments on behalf of America’s Future, Public Advocate of the United States, and Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund in response to a Department of Education notice of proposed rulemaking on “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance: Sex-Related Eligibility Criteria for Male and Female Athletic Read More

B.P.J. v. West Virginia State Board of Education — Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan U. S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in defense of West Virginia’s law which seeks to preserve girls’ sports for girls. The ACLU brief filed for the boy challenging that law begins “B.P.J. is a twelve-year-old girl.” It then admits B.P.J. was identified at birth as a male, and has been diagnosed with “gender dysphoria.” Read More

Tingley v. Ferguson — Amicus Supporting Petition for Certiorari

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge against Washington State’s ban on licensed counselors from providing biblical counsel on sexual morality to young people. Our brief argued that the state’s censorship law violates the First Amendment’s free speech clause and the free exercise of religion clause. We explained how the Washington Legislature, district Read More

Soule v. Connecticut Association of Schools — Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan U. S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Today, we worked with Connecticut counsel Joseph Secola to file an amicus brief before the en banc Second Circuit to support a challenge to a Connecticut rule requiring state schools to allow boys/biological males to compete against girls/biological females. The amicus brief explained how the female plaintiffs were disadvantaged by allowing biological males to compete against them. It discussed Read More

Lake v. Hobbs — Amicus Brief in Support of Petition for Review

Jeremiah Morgan Arizona Supreme Court, Constitutional Law, Election Law

Today, David Hardy of Tucson, Arizona, filed an amicus brief, that our firm prepared with him, in support of Kari Lake’s Petition for Review in the Arizona Supreme Court. Our amicus brief argued that the Lake only needed to prove her case by a preponderance of the evidence, not by the clear and convincing standard applied by the courts below. Furthermore, Read More

Wade v. Regents of the University of Michigan — Court of Appeals Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, Firearms Law, Michigan Court of Appeals

Today, our firm, with Kerry Morgan of Wyandotte, Michigan, filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the University of Michigan’s complete ban against possession of firearms by all students. The case is on remand from the Michigan Supreme Court where we previously filed an amicus brief in this case.

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Ehlert v. Settle — Reply in Support of Summary Judgment

Jeremiah Morgan Circuit Court for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia, Constitutional Law, Firearms Law, Litigation

Today, our firm, with David Browne of Spiro & Browne, PLC, file a Reply in Defendant’s Brief in Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment in a challenge to Virginia’s ban on handgun sales to adults under 21. Previously, a temporary injunction was granted pending consideration of the challenge.

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Biden v. Nebraska — Merits Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Statutory Construction, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in Biden v. Nebraska, a case challenging Biden’s student loan forgiveness vote buying scheme. Our brief, filed on behalf of Citizens United, Citizens United Foundation, and The Presidential Coalition, LLC, explained that the Framers of the Constitution structured the national government with a separation of powers Read More

Tennessee v. Department of Education — Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Administrative Law, Statutory Construction, U. S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of a challenge brought by Tennessee and several other states against the Biden Administration’s guidance documents dictating how government funded schools must treat homosexuals and transgender students issued by the Department of Education. These rules are far reaching, including boys showering with girls and competing in girls’ sports, Read More

Gonzalez v. Google — Merits Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, Statutory Construction, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in Gonzalez v. Google, a case that the Supreme Court has granted review in to consider the scope of immunity granted to technology companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 was enacted in the nascent days of the Internet revolution to prevent liability from third-party behavior from crippling innovation in Internet technologies. Read More

Crawford v. Pennsylvania — Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, Firearms Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption statutes which establishes that Pennsylvania municipalities do not have the authority to enact local gun laws. We previously filed an amicus brief in this case when it was before the Commonwealth Court. Gilbert Ambler of Ambler Law Offices was co-counsel on the amicus brief.

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Ward v. Thompson — Amicus Supporting Stay of Jan 6 Committee Subpoena

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of an emergency application for stay of a subpoena for phone records issued by the House January 6 Committee. Our brief was filed on behalf of America’s Future, Free Speech Coalition, Free Speech Defense and Education Fund, U.S. Constitutional Rights Legal Defense Fund, and Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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Morehouse v. ATF — Appellants’ Opening Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Administrative Law, Firearms Law, Litigation, Statutory Construction, U. S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Today, our firm filed in the Eight Circuit the Opening Brief of the Private Appellants in the challenge to the Biden Administration’s ATF rulemaking on frames and receivers challenging the denial of a preliminary injunction by the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota.

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United States v. Texas — Merits Amicus Brief

Jeremiah Morgan Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Statutory Construction, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, in support of Texas and Louisiana and their challenge to the Biden Administration’s written policy not to enforce certain immigration laws. Our amicus brief argued that the States have standing to challenge the unlawful federal actions, both under the doctrine of “special solicitude” standing and parens patriae standing. Read More

Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries — Amicus Supporting Petition for Certiorari

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of two owners of a specialty cake shop in Oregon. The owners were targeted because they are Christians and were fined by the state of Oregon for declining to design and create a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage. Our brief argued that Oregon’s public accommodations law defies the jurisdictional limit on government imposed by the Read More