Solicitor General Files Reply Brief in U.S. v. Texas

January 5th, 2016

Because today wasn’t busy enough, the Solicitor General filed a reply, urging the Court to grant its cert petition in United States v. Texas. Of note, in a footnote the Solicitor General rejected the need to address the constitutional question.

Respondents briefly attempt (Opp. i, 37) to inject a constitutional question into this case. Neither court below addressed that argument, which has no independent content and merely recapitulates respondents’ unavailing statutory argument.

“No independent content,” huh?