Today we filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of eight members of Congress (Hon. John T. Doolittle, Hon. George Radanovich, Hon. Tom Tancredo, Hon. Bob Stump, Hon. Barbara Cubin, Hon. Tom A. Coburn, Hon. Wally Herger, and Hon. John E. Perterson) and four nonprofit organizations (Lincoln Institute for Research and Education, Gun Owners Foundation, Citizens United Foundation, and Concerned Women for America).
We believe we gave the Supreme Court good reasons to find that Representatives Chenoweth, Schaffer, Young, and Pombo have standing to challenge the constitutionality of President Clinton’s American Heritage Rivers initiative. A victory in this case would be an important step toward obtaining judicial review of unconstitutional Executive Orders generally. (On March 6, 2000, the Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari.)