Stormans, Inc. v. Wiesman

admin Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

With our brief in Stormans, our firm has now made its 100th filing in the U.S. Supreme Court. Today we filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending a Christian-owned pharmacy from attack by the Washington State Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission due to that pharmacy’s refusal to stock and sell abortifacient drugs.

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

admin Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, we filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting two Texas laws requiring that abortions be performed only at certain types of facilities by physicians with  hospital admission privileges.   We set out why the pro-abortion petitioners, and the Obama Administration as amicus curiae, misrepresent to the Court its own abortion jurisprudence.  However, even more importantly, our brief explains why Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided.

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Harris
Thomas More Law Center v. Harris

admin Nonprofit Law, U. S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Today we filed a brief in the Ninth Circuit for the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund, the Free Speech Coalition and other nonprofits attacking a new interpretation of law by the the California Attorney General.  Under this new interpretation, as a per-condition to soliciting contributions in California, each charity must provide provide the Attorney General with its IRS Form 990 Schedule B which identifies the charity’s largest donors

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Citizens United v. U.S. Department of State

admin FOIA Law, U. S. District Court, District of Columbia

Today, on behalf of Citizens United, we filed a Complaint under the Freedom of Information Act against the State Department, seeking certain records relating to the William J. Clinton Foundation.  The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Zubik v. Burwell
Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell

admin Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today our firm filed a brief supporting a challenge to the contraceptive/abortifacient imposed by Obamacare.  Our brief asked the U.S. Supreme Court to expand the scope of its review, which is now narrowly limited to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) issue, to also include the First Amendment issue.

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Article: “Federal Court to Decide Marine’s Religious Freedom”

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The Western Journalism Center published our article about our brief in the case of Sterling v. United States, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces on December 28, 2015.

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United States v. Monifa J. Sterling

admin Constitutional Law, U. S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces

Today our firm filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces an amicus brief defending the right of a United States Marine to post small signs containing Bible verses at her work station.

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Voisine v. United States

Michael Harless Firearms Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today we made our 10th filing in 10 years opposing various applications of what is known as the so-called “Lautenberg Amendment,” which purports to impose a lifetime ban on firearms ownership on those who commit certain misdemeanors. The anti-gun lobby seeks to strip gun ownership from as many persons as possible, even if the misdemeanor was a minor matter, involving neither firearms nor violence.

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Watson v. United States

Michael Harless Firearms Law, U. S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Today we filed our second brief in as many months explaining why fully automatic weapons (termed in federal law “machine guns”) are protected “arms” under the Second Amendment — in the Third Circuit. The earlier brief was Hollis v. Lynch, filed on November 2, 2015 — in the Fifth Circuit.

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Article: Our brief in Sissel v. United States raises the Issue of No Taxation Without Representation

Michael Harless Press Coverage

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.”

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Sissel v. HHS
Our Sixth Amicus Brief Filed Opposing Obamacare

Michael Harless Health Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today we filed our sixth brief opposing Obamacare, five of which briefs have been filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. Maybe this will be the case that will have this terrible law struck down as the unconstitutional monstrosity it has been since it was enacted in 2010.

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Article: New Law Forces Pro-Life Clinics To Promote Abortion

Michael Harless Press Coverage

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.

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Supreme Court of Mississippi Justice Cites Our Article Attacking Obergefell Decision

Michael Harless Publications

Presiding Justice Jess H. Dickinson issued a Separate Written Statement Objecting to a Court order, in which he cites to and quotes from an article we wrote reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell.

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