Hitting for the #SCOTUS Cycle

April 4th, 2016

I was the primary author, along with Ilya Shapiro, of an amicus brief filed in U.S. v. Texas on behalf of the Cato Institute and Professors Randy Barnett and Jeremy Rabkin. I also filed amicus briefs for Cato in the District Court and the 5th Circuit. I think writing briefs at all three levels is the FedCourts equivalent of hitting for the cycle! It’s all the more remarkable that all three briefs were filed in a 16 month span. This case has taken more twists and turns than I could have ever anticipated when I started to follow this issue back in November 2014.

I’ll discuss the merits of the brief in a separate post.