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On May 13, 2011, with our amicus curiae brief in the Daniel Chapter One case, our firm had the privilege of making its 50th filing with the U.S. Supreme Court. This includes various types of filings: Petition for Certiorari, Jurisdictional Statement, Appellants' Brief, Reply Brief, Brief for Intervenor-Respondents, Amicus Brief at the Petition Stage, and Amicus Brief on the Merits.

Of course, most of these briefs have been amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs, and many have addressed a wide variety of Constitutional issues --

Article I Section 1 (Delegation Doctrine)
Article I Section 2 (Census, Apportionment Clause)
Article I Section 4 (Time, Places and Manners of Elections)
Article I Section 6 (Speech & Debate Clause)
Article I Section 8 (Commerce Clause, Naturalization Clause, General Welfare Clause, Necessary & Proper Clause)

Article II Section 1 (Delegation Doctrine)
Article II Section 2 (Invasion)
Article II (Appointments Clause, Commander-in-Chief)

Article III, Section 2 (Case and Controversy, Standing, Political Question)
Article III Section 1 (Judicial Power)

Article IV Section IV (Republican Form of Government, Invasion)Article VI (Preemption)

First Amendment (Establishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, Right to Assemble, Right to Petition Government)
Second Amendment
Fourth Amendment
Fifth Amendment (Due Process, Equal Protection Component)
Tenth Amendment
Fourteenth Amendment (Due Process, Equal Protection, Privileges & Immunities)

Other briefs have addressed important statutory issues (U.N. Participation Act, Gun Control Act, National Firearms Act, Firearms Owners Protection Act, Uniform Code of Military Justice, Federal Election Campaign Act, etc.).

Our first Supreme Court filing was October 16, 1981, supporting the legality of President Reagan's action against striking air traffic controllers, which translates into 50 briefs in 30 years -- but we have been picking up the pace lately. Of course, we have also filed many other briefs in various U.S. District Court, U.S. Courts of Appeals, State Supreme Courts, etc. (All of these filings since the late 1990's and some earlier briefs are available on this website, and we are working to post the older filings as well.)

John S. Miles

Born Barre, Vermont, May 28, 1945; admitted to bar, 1973, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; 1975, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 1976, Maryland; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1989, U.S. Tax Court; 1992, Virginia; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Education: College of the Holy Cross (A.B., 1967); Indiana University (M.A., 1969); Georgetown University (J.D., 1972). Member, Georgetown Law Review, 1970-1972. Trial Attorney, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1978-1987, Special Assistant, 1981-1982. Member, Board of Directors, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, 1979-1982. Lecturer and Instructor, U.S. Attorney General's Advocacy Institute, 1980-1986. Adjunct Professor, Taxation, Antioch Law School, 1985. Member: The District of Columbia Bar; American Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; Maryland State Bar. Languages: French. Practice Areas: Business Law; Tax Litigation; Non-Profit Tax Law; Postal Law; Election Law; Commercial Litigation; Civil Litigation; Wills, Trusts & Estates Law.
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