A study co-authored by Bill Olson and Rick Boyer was discussed by Alex Newman in The New American article entitled Vouchers: "School Choice" Trap.
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.
Courthouse News Service has this article on the Sixth Circuit's en banc oral argument in the bump stocks case.
An article in Balls and Strikes on the "Supreme Court's conservative supermajority" mentions our amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
In this article, John Crump explained the story of the FEC's denial of the complaint our firm filed for him and Gun Owners of America. That complaint asked the FEC to act against Facebook for its suppression of the anti-gun record of Kamala Harris during the 2020 campaign.
Human Life Review did an analysis of the amicus brief we filed in the Dobbs case.
In an article entitled, End of discussion (and freedom): CNN political analyst, Princeton professor calls for mandatory vaccines," our letters to Virginia's colleges and universities are discussed.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons published an article on the ethics of vaccine mandates, citing our letter to Colleges and Universities.
The Fairfax Times focused its story on the George Mason University's coercive policy requiring experimental COVID-19 vaccines for students. GMU does not explain why it is burdening students while exempting staff from this requirement.
Christianity Daily published an article on our letter to Virginia Colleges & Universities re the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate.
WND published an article on our letter to Virginia Colleges & Universities re the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate.
This in-depth article by Fox News states: "In an email released to Citizens United on Thursday as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filing, and obtained by Fox News, former deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eastern Europe George Kent wrote to a number of Obama administration officials about a meeting he had with Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko in September 2016 about Blue Star Strategies. "
The Courthouse News Article began its coverage of our brief with this: " Edwin Meese, former attorney general under President Ronald Reagan, filed his own brief along with the Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund in support of Flynn. The conservatives’ brief highlights an indelible moment between Flynn and Sullivan in 2018, when the judge said to the defendant in open court, “Arguably, you sold your country out.” Meese argued that the motion to dismiss was unusual, but not extraordinary, and that it is Attorney General William Barr’s responsibility to “terminate a baseless prosecution in the interest of justice.”
Article: Gun activists appeal to Virginia Supreme Court after judge rejects bid to halt gun ban in Capitol Square
The Richmond Times Dispatch covered our petition for review in the Virginia Supreme Court to challenge the Richmond Circuit Court's refusal to enjoin Governor Northam's Capitol Grounds gun ban.
Today, Rob Olson presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in our continuing litigation against ATF's bump stock regulation issued in December 2018. The issue today before the court was the correctness of District Judge Paul Maloney's ruling denying our motion for a preliminary injunction against the regulation. This article in CourthouseNews discusses the oral argument.
John Crump of Ammoland wrote an article about Gun Owners of America obtaining from ATF its internal "Firearms Industry Operations Manual." This manual allows FFLs to better prepare for inspections by ATF. The manual was obtained by GOA in a matter our firm handled A PDF of the manual is available here.
The homosexual website Advocate had some nice words about our amicus brief in Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC.
The CT Mirror carried a story discussing the ramifications of the Fifth Circuit Obamacare case Texas v. United States. The article quoted our amicus brief, filed May 8, 2019.
An article in American Military Times discussed the petition for certiorari we filed for disabled Army veteran Jeremy Kettler challenging aspects of the National Firearms Act. The article reproduces a Tweet about the case sent by our firm. See Supreme Court to decide to hear US Army vet’s ‘unconstitutional’ gun suppressor this week after national controversy
Today we obtained for Citizens United, from FOIA litigation against the State Department, key documents concerning the FISA Warrants against Trump Campaign workers. For the first time, these documents demonstrate that even before the first FISA Application was filed, the FBI and Justice Department were on notice that the Steele dossier was unverifiable, contained errors, was politically generated, and British spy Christopher Steele was determined to defeat Donald Trump in the general election on November 8, 2016. The documents related to a briefing given by Christopher Steele at the State Department on October 11, 2016. The documents can be seen here.
These bombshell disclosures were given wide attention by those parts of the media which are not totally controlled.
For example, on May 9, 2019, John Solomon, an investigative reporter with The Hill, wrote an article which described the documents shortly after they were released.
Independent investigative reporter Sara Carter has also reported on the Citizens United lawsuit documents.
On June 10, 2019, FoxNews reported on the DOJ’s investigation of the surveillance abuses against the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, and explains that the Steele Briefing documents released by the State Department may have resulted in a delay of the DOJ OIG’s report on FISA abuses.
National Public Radio ran a story about the Trump Administration's regulation to ban bump stocks, and the legal challenge we filed for Gun Owners of America, in which Rob Olson of our firm was interviewed.
World Net Daily carried a story discussing the amicus brief we filed in Young v. Hawaii on November 19, 2018.
Bob Unruh wrote an article in World Net Daily about our amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to protect the religious liberties of businesses.
This article by Dick Patten of the American Business Defense Council in the Washington Examiner about the appointment of Judge Kavanaugh references our article in Case Western School of Law Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet. There, we discussed Judge Kavanaugh's important dissent to the denial of a petition for rehearing en banc in a case that became United States v. Jones in the U.S. Supreme Court. We analyzed Judge Kavanaugh's dissent in our amicus brief in Jones, and Justice Scalia's decision embraced the originalist property-based foundation for the Fourth Amendment.
Bill Olson was quoted in an article by Braden Campbell called "States, Faith Groups Tell Justices To Hear Trans Bias Case," in Law 360: “'We have a lower federal judiciary that’s spinning out of control as circuits race toward political correctness, and if the Supreme Court doesn’t restore order, it’s hard to know where this is going to end,' Olson said, referencing other rulings interpreting Title VII to cover gay workers."
Chris Opfer of BNA News wrote an article about the Zarda case where we filed a brief and other similar cases.where LGBTQ? advocates are asking judges to re-write the 1964 Civil Rights Act to grant them special rights.
The Article quotes Bill Olson, saying “Not only is it an effort to have a societal sanction for an immoral lifestyle, but it’s being accomplished by unelected judges who are admitting they are changing the law,”
David Bossie of Citizens United discusses State Department resistance to providing records relating to potential illegality during Obama Administration. Discusses two of the cases we have been litigating for Citizens United.
This article in CT Tribune covered our FOIA lawsuit for Citizens United against the U.S. Department of State to obtain Obama official Victoria Nuland's emails.
Daily Caller article discusses our comments opposing Bump Stock Ban for Gun Owners Foundation.
Townhall covered our comments to ATF on Bumpstock Regulations for Gun Owners Foundation.
World Net Daily reviewed our brief in Whole Women's Health v. Paxton. This article stressed our argument that judges who do not exhibit "good behavior" while in office are subject to removal.
Empirical SCOTUS ranked the amicus briefs we filed for Gun Owners of America ("GOA") tied for 13th in the country in "Policy Shifting Cases" during the period 2000-16. This analysis focused on cases where the High Court struck down statutes as unconstitutional or overturned its own precedents. In this listing, GOA was rated above long-time powerhouse interest groups like the AFL-CIO and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The analysis is entitled "Amicus Policy Success in Impactful Supreme Court Decisions."
The study reported: "Perhaps the biggest development in the modern Supreme Court alongside the great discretion the justices now have in dictating the cases they hear is the role of interest groups. Over the past several decades the Supreme Court has increasingly become the forum for such groups and their attempts at persuasion; the object of persuasion being the amicus brief.... Cases that lead the Court to rule statutes unconstitutional or to overturn its own precedent tend to have significant policy effects and the Court is often directed to such aspects of cases in early phases of litigation.... According to the United States Supreme Court Database, the Court has ruled a statute unconstitutional and/or has overturned its own precedent in 87 cases since the 2000 term. Approximately 836 merits stage amicus briefs were filed in this set of cases or just under 10 briefs per case on average. Several groups were clearly dominant in filing briefs on behalf of winning sides in these cases and consequently in moving policy in their preferred directions."
This article on Quartz refers to our brief in the Supreme Court in Carpenter v. U.S., and mentions several of the amici on the brief.
This article in Reuters refers to our brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Trump travel ban, and quotes Mike Boos, General Counsel of Citizens United, one of the amici on the brief.
Article: Privacy advocates advise Supreme Court to protect phone location data under the 4th Amendment
This article in Tech Crunch discusses the brief we filed in the Supreme Court in the Carpenter case.
Bloomberg BNA carried an article discussing the brief we filed in U.S. v. Robinson on July 24, 2017.
World Net Daily ran an article about our firm's brief filed in Zarda v. Altitude Express. The article addressed the factual problem with the case that we raised, in that the Appellant's brief admitted that Zarda, a homosexual, was not fired because he was homosexual, but because he "over-shared" his sexual orientation with customers. The article also focuses on our argument that the Courts have no business legislating from the bench.
Bloomberg BNA carried an article about the briefs filed in the Zarda v Altitude Express case, including the brief we filed.
This article in the Connecticut Law Tribune summarizes the GOA/GOF brief in the Soto v Bushmaster litigation in Connecticut.
Reuters mentioned the brief we filed in Zarda in this article.
Today, SCOTUSBlog named Patriotic Veterans v. Hill its Petition of the Day -- a case in which we are co-counsel. This Petition is scheduled for the Court's conference on June 22, 2017.
Our firm's new website www.biblicalgrid.com is discussed by Bill Olson in this interview with David Schnittger of Southwest Prophecy Ministries. Our BiblicalGrid website was launched on May 15 as a compendium of Christian and pro-liberty websites, as well as others which regularly report on important matters. It is our effort to catalog, categorize, and promote important sources of information that help make sense of a world increasingly spinning out of control. One of the motivations to create this site was the effort by Google, Facebook, YouTube and other such sites to depress traffic at conservative sites. BiblicalGrid now links to approximately 300 websites, and contains links to dozens of other publications and resources to help understand current issues and trends, and more are being added weekly.
The purpose of Southwest Prophecy Ministries is to equip end-time saints by providing Biblically accurate prophetic information and to equip the saints by providing Biblically accurate and truthful patriotic information.
This article in World Net Daily discusses the series of four articles our firm wrote for the U.S. Justice Foundation on the American Bar Association's latest effort to make the nation's lawyers behave in a politically correct manner -- ABA Ethics Rule 8.4. The article states "Titus and Olson contend it’s the ABA’s “plan to politically purify the legal profession.”
Bill Olson was quoted in this article about the Supreme Court's Order issued Monday vacating the Fourth Circuit's decision in G.G. v. Gloucester County and remanding the case to the Fourth Circuit.
Bill Olson was quoted in this article about how Judge Gorsuch might rule when on the High Court.
This Yahoo News article mentions our amicus brief filed in the Ninth Circuit supporting the Trump Immigration Executive Order.
Herb Titus of our firm is quoted in this article in PoliZette/LifeZette concerning President Obama's last-minute designation of vast new national monuments in Utah and Nevada.
Bob Unruh's article in World Net Daily discusses our paper "The Constitutional Case for an Interstate Border Compact."
An article by Theodore Bunker in Newsmax cited our article in the American Thinker on the proposed ABA rule on discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
This article by Newsmax mentions our comments on the ABA effort to punish lawyers not sufficiently sensitive to homosexuals, transgenders, etc.
America's Lawyers Face "Knockout Blow" for LGBT Dissent -- Scales of justice tipped to "purify" profession
World Net Daily's Bob Unruh published a timely story exposing the true nature of the ABA proposed ethics change, published on the eve of the meeting of the ABA House of Delegates in San Francisco.
The Daily Caller carried a story today about U.S. State Department request for extraordinary delays in making public disclosure of certain of Hillary Clinton's emails, in a case brought by our firm for Citizens United.
Forbes magazine carried an article by George Leef which mentions our recent American Thinker article on the Ninth Circuit's Peruta decision.
This article discusses when a candidate may use campaign funds for legal fees without violation of FEC "personal use" regulations.
Forbes contributor George Leef's article "Justice Thomas Asks: Why are Second Amendment Rights So Easily Taken Away," discusses Justice Thomas' questions, and our brief in the Voisine case. (See page 2 of 3.)
Herb Titus was quoted in this article about jury nullification.
CNN's article about the Second Amendment in Presidential politics discusses our work for Gun Owners of America.
This article discusses how Justice Thomas' questions were based on our
amicus brief in the Voisine case.
An article by Garrett Epps in The Atlantic discusses the questions Justice Thomas posed in Voisine v. United States which were based on our amicus brief for Gun Owners of America.
An article in Slate.com covered the amicus brief we filed for Gun Owners of America in the Voisine case.
The Niagara Falls Reporter ran an opinion piece citing our paper for the U.S. Justice Foundation on candidate Donald Trump's plan to bar certain immigration.
This article discusses our brief in Zubik v. Burwell & Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell.
This article discusses our brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Craig & Mullen.
This article discusses our brief in Zubik v. Burwell & Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell.
This article discusses our brief in Sissel v. Department of Health and Human Services.
This article discusses our brief in Zubik v. Burwell & Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell.
National Review Online discusses Citizens United's FOIA complaint that we filed against the State Department earlier today.
In an article on Christmas Eve, Bob Unruh of World Net Daily covered our amicus brief for Gun Owners of America and others opposing the broad federal ban on most machine gun ownership.
Herb Titus was quoted in this article about an order from U.S. District
Judge Jeffrey White that would require pro-life centers to post a sign
promoting the state's abortion services.
Alan V. Schmukler, Editor of Hpathy.com, quoted from our comments to the FTC defending homeopathy in his article entitled "Tips and Secrets."
Article: Our brief in Sissel v. United States raises the Issue of No Taxation Without Representation
This article includes long quotations from our brief, including: “The Constitution is either a superior, paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, and like other acts, is alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it.”
This discusses our brief for Gun Owners of America and The Heller Foundation supporting the right to own fully automatic weapons.
In this article, Herb Titus explains the legal proposition that the First Amendment prevents the government from forcing individuals to promote a message with which they do not agree.
Herb Titus was quoted in World Net Daily Article on California law which seeks to order faith-based organizations to refer women to abortionists.
Bob Unruh covers our Luis brief opposing federal asset seizure prior to trial, explaining how it strips defendants of the right to engage counsel of choice.
Law 360 published an article "NSA Dragnet Infringes Property Rights, Groups Tell 9th Circ."
Gary Randall discusses our Open Letter to the Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee Attorneys General.
WND Article: Open Letter to Kentucky, Michigan Ohio, Tennessee Attorney Generals urging File Petition for Rehearing in Obergefell
World Net Daily covered our open letter to state officials in four states in Obergefell case urging them to file Petition for Rehearing.
Coach Dave Daubenmire reports on the release of Pastor Kent Hovind from a federal correctional facility after over eight years. We were honored to have played a role in Pastor Hovind's defense.
U.S. Supreme Court Reporter Tony Mauro wrote about our article explaining the impropriety of failing to recuse in the Obergefell organization. The Article was entitled "Motion Urging Recusal in Marriage Cases Surfaces on Supreme Court Docket."
"The recusal request was posted on the court's docket last week, according to William Olson and Herbert Titus, lawyers for the U.S. Justice Foundation, which filed a brief against same-sex marriage in a related case. They wrote about the recusal motion on the foundation's website on June 19. Olson said the justices should recuse in part because, after officiating at same-sex ceremonies, they would be biased to vote in favor of such marriages so as not to tarnish their personal and professional reputations.
"The recusal request was first filed as a motion to the full court on April 27, the day before Obergefell v. Hodges and related cases were argued. Olson and Titus questioned why the filing was posted so late and why it was converted from a motion to a request.
"These points may appear to be minor-words that only lawyers would quibble over," they state in their column. "But in reality, they suggest that the high court, for an inordinate time, has ignored the recusal motion. While the court has finally acknowledged that some recusal filing was made, it certainly gives no assurance that any ruling on the motion will be forthcoming before the court decides the same-sex marriage case."
World Net Daily discusses our position of Fourteenth Amendment's irrelevance to Same Sex Marriage.
Herb Titus quoted in article about limits imposed on California by First Amendment.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution quotes from our article about Building Resistance to Same Sex Marriage which appeared in several publications, including:
World Net Daily discusses our views on implications of Same Sex Marriage.
Dr. Joel McDurmon reproduces a section of our brief in support of traditional marriage.
Christianity Today carried a short article on our brief in the Obergefell case.
Pat McGuigan, Publisher, The City Sentinel, referenced Herb Titus' writings on restitution.
Christian News Network carried a story on our DeBoer amicus brief.
Cliff Kincaid discusses our Supreme Court brief in his article about same sex marriage.
Article: Powerful Conservative Brief Warns U.S. Supreme Court of God's Wrath Regarding Homosexual Marriage
An article by Leah Marieanne Klett of The Gospel Herald Society discusses our brief in the Obergefell case.
Charisma News reports on our Supreme Court brief on Traditional Marriage.
Bob Unruh discusses our Supreme Court brief supporting traditional marriage.
Richard Winger's Ballot Access News covered our petition for certiorari filed in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of John Albert Dummer, Jr. and Edward C. Noonan.
Bob Unruh discusses the legal issues involved in our Petition for Certiorari: "They argued a law requiring the secretary of state to put the names of ineligible candidates on the ballot would be unconstitutional. But the California judges shrugged, more or less said "So what?" and dismissed the case."
SCOTUSblog published a preview of the oral argument in Rodriguez v. United States, and discussed our amicus brief:
"One amicus brief was filed in support of each side. While the parties avoid the question whether a dog sniff is a “search,” the U.S. Justice Foundation argues in support of Rodriguez that the Jardines and Jones decisions should call Caballes into question on this point, and that a dog sniff of one’s car should not be allowed without independent Fourth Amendment justification. Pitching a portion of its argument, apparently, at common-law enthusiasts such as Justice Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas, this amicus brief cites political philosopher John Locke from 1690 (about property rights, not cars, of course)."
Mark Fitzgibbons article: "Lazy, Incompetent Bureaucrats Will Celebrate the Heien Decision for Years".
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."
Our comments on behalf of Gun Owners America, Inc. to the Department of Health and Human Services on proposed HIPPA rules were cited in an article by Stephanie E. Pearl, "HIPPA: Caught in the Cross Fire," published in the Duke University Law Journal, vol. 64, no. 3, p. 559, 565, n. 39 (2014).
Bob Unruh article "Lawsuit: Ignorance of Law no excuse for Cops".
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.”
An article in World Net Daily discusses the amicus brief we filed earlier this week in the Mt. Soledad Cross case.
Pastor Chuck Baldwin covers the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in Hedges case, and our amicus brief.
Bill Olson was interviewed by Steve Malzberg today on NewsmaxTV about the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of the petition for certiorari filed in Hedges v. Obama. Our firm filed three amicus briefs in the Hedges case, one in district court, one in the court of appeals, and one in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court's refusal to review the Second Circuit's opinion leaves standing Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 authorizing the U.S. Military to arrest and indefinitely detain American Citizens without charges, without an attorney, and without trial. (Note: Newsmax used the wrong photo on screen for the interview.)
Interestingly, this critical "non-decision" by the U.S. Supreme Court received almost no attention from the mainstream media. This tragic court order denying review is not neutral, leaving in place much of the groundwork for a totalitarian state. This important story was better covered by RT (formerly, Russia Today).
From the opposite side of the political spectrum, we stand with Chris Hedges who, anticipating this denial of the petition, declared: “If we fail, if this law stands, if in the years ahead the military starts to randomly seize and disappear people, if dissidents and activists become subject to indefinite and secret detention in military gulags, we will at least be able to look back on this moment and know we fought back.”
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.
Herb Titus was quoted in an article on the issue of recusal by Supreme Court Justices.
The Congressional Research Service today issued a report entitled Executive Orders: Issuance, Modification, and Revocation. That report twice references a study which Bill Olson co-authored entitled Executive Orders and National Emergencies: How Presidents Have Come to Run the Country by Usurping Legislative Power.
The CRS report also references an October 27,1999 hearing in the House of Representatives at which Bill testified on this topic.
Our amicus brief in United States v. Wurie was the subject of an article by the Western Center for Journalism.
Herb Titus Quoted in BNA Article “Aiding and Abetting Use of Firearm Requires Advance Knowledge of Gun”
Herb Titus was quoted in a Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs (“BNA”) Criminal Law Reporter article entitled “Aiding and Abetting Use of Firearm Requires Advance Knowledge of Gun.” The article involves the case Rosemond v. United States, in which our firm filed an amicus brief on August 9, 2013.
Herb was quoted as saying that “bare knowledge of the presence of a firearm is sufficient reason to impose an additional mandatory minimum consecutive sentence of five years.... The ruling has the effect of taking from the jury the key question of defendant’s guilt—his intent concerning the use of a firearm [and] upholds the power of prosecutors, not judges, to determine sentences given to thousands of defendants ... Prosecutors will continue to have power de facto to impose mandatory minimum sentences — the very sort of sentences that Attorney General Eric Holder claims to oppose.”
Pastor Chuck Baldwin discusses our brief in the Hedges challenge to military arrests under the National Defense Authorization Act.
Bob Unruh's article "Congress Grants Obama 'Free Rein for Martial Law'" discusses our brief in the Chris Hedges challenge to the National Defense Authorization Act.
Article: New York Times covers our 2013 brief in NLRB v. Canning and Bill Olson's 1981 Recess Appointment by President Reagan
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.
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.
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.
Herb Titus was quoted in this article about the limits of the power of President Obama over matters of civil liberties in the name of national security.
Herb Titus was quoted in this article about suggestions that the state withdraw from regulating marriage.
Article: Libertarian Party joins Amicus Brief filed by our firm in McCutcheon v. FEC to remove limits on political speech
"A lawsuit challenging the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) limits on how much people can contribute to political campaigns is on its way to the Supreme Court, and the Libertarian National Committee is supporting that challenge."
The WND.com article "Stonewalling on Fast and Furious Challenged" by Bob Unruh discusses Plaintiff's Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Open America Stay we filed in the case of Gun Owners Foundation v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on behalf of plaintiff Gun Owners Foundation.
An article by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro in The New American discusses the litigation we co-counseled with Lawrence J. Straw, Esquire, to prevent the unilateral implementation of SALT II Treaty: "During the Reagan presidency, the Conservative Caucus unsuccessfully challenged an executive order in U.S. District Court that was dismissed for lack of standing. The order allowed President Reagan to unilaterally implement the SALT II treaty with the U.S.S.R., which the Senate refused to ratify."
We discussed this case in our CATO Policy Analysis on Executive Orders.
And we discussed this case in our testimony before the House Rules Committee's Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process.
Bill Olson Quoted in The United States Law Week Supreme Court Today Article "Supreme Court’s Social Calendar Wide Open But Same-Sex Marriage, VRA May Join Party"
Bill Olson was quoted extensively regarding the definition of marriage on pages 4-6 of The United States Law Week Supreme Court Today article "Supreme Court’s Social Calendar Wide Open But Same-Sex Marriage, VRA May Join Party" by Bernard J. Pazanowski. Our firm filed amicus briefs in two of the cases mentioned in the article, Dennis Hollingsworth,et al. v. Kristin M. Perry, et al. and Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives v. Nancy Gill, et al.
Reproduced with permission from The United States Law Week, 81 U.S.L.W. 3099 (Sep. 18, 2012). Copyright 2012 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)
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.
The WND.com article "U.S. Soldiers Forced To Wear U.N. Logo?" by Bob Unruh discusses our Petition for a Writ of Coram Nobis in the case ofMichael G. New v. United States.
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"
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"
The San Diego Union-Tribune article "Tea Party Marine sues to stop dismissal" by Gretel C. Kovach discusses our complaint in the case ofSergeant Gary A. Stein v. Colonel C.S. Dowling, et al.
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
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"
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):
Our brief in the case against Bernard vonNotHaus was discussed by Robert Wenzel in Economic Policy Journal, September 6, 2011. This article was reprinted on the site LewRockwell.com on September 8, 2011.
The New York Sun Editorial "A Dangerous Delegation" Discusses the Article by Herb Titus and Bill Olson
The New York Sun editorial "A Dangerous Delegation" discusses the recent article by Herb Titus and Bill Olson "The Budget Control Act Of 2011 Violates Constitutional Order."
Floyd Brown mentioned our analysis of the Budget Control Act of 2011.
This article discusses Herb Titus' earlier work at Oral Roberts University Law School.
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"
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"
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.
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.
Awad v. Ziriax Amicus Brief Discussed in Article "Nonprofit groups file legal brief in Shariah law dispute"
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.
More Awad v. Ziriax Amicus Brief Press Coverage in "Nonprofit groups say Islamic law ban protects women"
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.
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.
This issue of The Gun Owners discussed Bill Olson's testimony against Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as our brief in the McDonald case.
Bill Olson Quoted in CNSNews.com Article "Harry Reid Defends Vote to Confirm Kagan on Second Amendment Grounds"
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.
Bill Olson will testify at the Kagan Confirmation Hearing on Panel 3 this evening. The hearing begins at 4 p.m. and will conclude sometime later tonight. Coverage is available on C-SPAN at the following link:
The Rachel Maddow Show picked up on the Huffington Post hit piece about our firm. More thoughtful commentary about Bill Olson's testimony against Elena Kagan 's nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Video of Bill Olson Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee on Kagan Nomination Available on YouTube
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 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.
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 was a guest on Conservative Roundtable's Television show to discuss health freedom issues. Among the matters discussed was 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.
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.
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.
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."
This article discusses our firm being retained to represent David Olofson of Wisconsin who was sentenced to a 30-month prison term for having a broken rifle.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Bill Olson's 2001 statement about the increased risk to our liberties at times of war now appears in a collections of quotations about war at the following website: http://allthingswilliam.com/war.html
"There's no question that historically the liberties of a people are at greatest risk in times of war, because it is in times of war that people are willing to sacrifice liberty for security and for their country."
~ William J. Olson, in WorldNetDaily (September 2001). Executive power grab on tap at White House?
Bill Olson is quoted in this Investor's Business Daily article, "Free Speech Coalition: Public Citizen has 'Ethics' Problem With its Grassroots Lobbying Legislation."
Today Bill Olson was quoted in an article in the Washington Timescommenting on a lawsuit based on "public nuisance" law filed by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer against General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda and Nissan.
Bill Olson is quoted in this Govexec.com article "Legislative Provision Would Benefit Postal Service Competitors."
This Washington Times article, "Ex-soldier Appeals Conviction for Refusing Order," discusses the oral argument in the Michael New case and quotes Herb Titus.
Former firm attorney, Honorable James E. Gates, has been appointed to serve as a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Appointed for an eight-year term, Judge Gates will handle a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including misdemeanor trials, preliminary hearings and pretrial criminal motions.
Judge Gates had previously worked for the Raleigh, North Carolina firm of Maupin, Taylor, PA.
Business Mailers Review reported on the Haldi-Olson paper "Enhancing Competition By Unbundling the Postal Administration" in an article entitled "Unbundling Offered as Way to Modernize Mail." Business Mailers Review subscription information can be found athttp://www.businessmailersreview.com.
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.
Herb Titus was quoted in U.S.A. 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.
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 the Business Mailer's Review Website.
Today Bill Olson was a guest on Linda Chavez' syndicated radio show on Liberty Broadcasting to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the McCain-Feingold case.
In this article, Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, discusses the Paul Plaintiffs' constitutional challenge to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act and how our freedom of the press arguments surfaced at oral argument through questions posed by various Supreme Court Justices.
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.
An article quoted Bill Olson criticizing the Bush Justice Department's defense in the U.S. Supreme Court of President Clinton's proclamation restricting access to seven national monuments and to millions of acres of public land.
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.
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.
Bill Olson and John Haldi submitted these Issues for Discussion at the Postal Ratemaking Summit.
A Washington Times article quoted Bill Olson regarding the opposition to the campaign reform act and the corresponding lawsuits.
A Salon magazine article quoted Bill Olson regarding the "sacrifice of civil liberties in the name of public safety."
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.
A SFGate.com article by Harley Sorensen warning about the unbalanced power of presidential declarations of national emergencies referenced our web site.
A WorldNetDaily.com article quoted Bill Olson regarding executive power grab through national emergencies and executive orders.
A WorldNetDaily.com article quoted Bill Olson regarding executive power grab through national emergencies and executive orders.
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.
Bill Olson was quoted today on trafficworld.com discussing the Postal Service's new Postmaster General.
Today, Bill Olson was a guest of Bill O'Reilly (The O'Reilly 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).
Human Events wrote an article about our work for The Free Speech Coalition.
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.
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.
Bill Olson was quoted in this Insight on the News article by Frank J. Murray about executive orders.
Bill Olson was a guest on Conservative Roundtable to discuss "Federal Election Laws."
Bill Olson was a guest on Conservative Roundtable to discuss "Threats to Free Speech."
In this video, Bill Olson presented at the Free Speech Coalition Conference on free speech issues covered by C-SPAN2.
Bill Olson is mentioned as a Ronald Reagan nominee to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.
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.
Bill Olson was appointed by President Reagan as a Member, and Chairman, of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation in December 1981. His service in the Reagan Administration was profiled in the book Reagan's Ruling Class: Portraits of the President's Top One Hundred Officials, by Ronald Brownstein and Nina Easton, published by the Public Accountability Group, 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"
President Reagan designated Bill Olson as Acting Chariman of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.