), who said he considered signing but ultimately decided against it, told Forbes he was “not really” surprised. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania legislature broke with their state’s attorney general and filed a brief supporting the lawsuit, while Iowa’s Republican Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov Spencer Cox, both Republicans, criticized the lawsuit as an “unwise use of taxpayer money” after Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes joined the Republican attorneys general supporting it. NAMB requested the en banc hearing in August 2020 after a lawsuit against the mission board was remanded back to a district court by a federal appeals court on July 16. You can read the brief by Ohio here. The perpetrator, Prosenjit Poddar, was an Indian graduate student at the University of … The case is unlikely to succeed, given that the Supreme Court already refused to hear a similar case brought by Pennsylvania Republicans. of Texas law professor Sanford Levinson and … Tatiana Tarasoff’s parents (Plaintiffs) asserted that the four psychiatrists at Cowell Memorial Hospital of the University of California had a duty to warn them or their daughter of threats made by their patient, Prosenjit Poddar. 23 Democratic state attorneys general filed a brief opposing the lawsuit, as did Montana Gov. That’s how many Republican House members have not signed the brief. "Texas alleges that there are 80,000 forged signatures on absentee ballots in Georgia, but they don’t bring forward a single person who this happened to. Feel free to contact them and let them know how much you appreciate them standing up for all Americans. Jim Jordan (R-OH), and House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. Six amicus briefs were filed in the Appeals Court in support of NHLC and NeoPollard by iDEA, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and IGT in the Wire Act case. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? These briefs are filed by groups, individuals and governments that have an interest in the outcome. Congress. "Mr. Paxton’s actions are beneath the dignity of the office of Attorney General and the people of the great state of Texas," she said. 70. The 17 states, all of which supported the outgoing president, have now filed an amicus brief in support of the case to throw out Mr Biden’s wins in those four states. ), Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) and Mark Walker (R-N.C.) said their names were left off despite their support for the lawsuit. “We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. The initial brief, filed Friday, had 106 names, but several lawmakers such as Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind. Kim Reynolds said she would have joined the lawsuit despite her state’s Democratic attorney general refusing to join. 3d 425, 551 P.2d 334, 131 Cal. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. I attended Vassar College and the London School of Economics. You may opt-out by. WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 25: U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks as Rep. ... [+] Jim Jordan (R-OH), and House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) listen during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. The ROLC brief was filed on behalf of 16 former high-ranking U.S. government officials, including former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and John Kerry, former Deputy Secretaries of State Strobe Talbott and William Burns, and former Undersecretaries Thomas Pickering and Wendy Sherman. 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All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. "New California State" appears to be related to the group who declared independence from the rest of the state in January 2018, but of course did not … Brian Kemp and Arizona Gov. Rptr. Brnovich requested permission from the U.S. Supreme Court to file an amicus brief in the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin seeking to halt their presidential electors from … It is also the case with the most signatories on a single brief (207,551 signatories calling for nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage on The People’s Brief.) Motion for Leave to File Brief Amicus Curiae and Brief Amicus Curiae of U.S. Representative Mike Johnson and 125 Other Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File a Bill of Complaint and Motion for a Preliminary Injunction _____ WILLIAM J. OLSON JEREMIAH L. MORGAN ROBERT J. OLSON HERBERT W. TITUS WILLIAM J. OLSON, P.C. “Amicus briefs are court filings in which people who aren’t involved in a case can make arguments to the court and try to influence a case without actually joining it, while the motion to intervene means the states are trying to become parties in the case and sue the battleground states themselves,” according to Forbes. That’s because it didn’t happen.”. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. House Republicans who didn’t sign the brief had mixed reactions to the number of their colleagues who did. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. 23 Republicans in Congress – 14 representatives and 9 senators – have acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory. Utah Gov. In his lawsuit filed to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, Mr Paxton claimed that the four states broke the law by changing their election policies and allowed voter fraud to take place. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Doug Ducey, both Trump supporters, assist his efforts to overturn the election. Another 20 House Republicans have been added to an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton aimed at overturning the results of the presidential election, a sign of the enormous political pressure on GOP lawmakers to back President Trump’s long-shot legal efforts. 1This brief is filed under Supreme Court Rule 37.4, and all coun- sel of record received timely notice of the intent to file this amicus brief under Rule 37.2. ), both of whom have vocally supported the president’s legal efforts. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Our Country needs a victory!” Mr Trump wrote on Twitter. “That deadline, however, should not cement a potentially illegitimate election result in the middle of this storm,” wrote lawyers for Texas. House GOP leaders held a news conference to discuss Speaker of the House Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. In addition to clashes between states, there have also been dissenting voices within states. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? In the United States Supreme Court, unless the amicus brief is being filed by the federal government (or one of its officers or agents) or a U.S. state, permission of the court (by means of motion for leave) or mutual consent of the parties is generally required. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro alleged a “seditious abuse of the judicial process,” while Wisconsin’s Josh Kaul called the lawsuit an "extraordinary intrusion into Wisconsin's and the other defendant States' elections.” Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, a Republican, wrote that Texas has “no basis” to challenge another state’s results, calling their complaint a “generalized grievance” that does not give them standing. Last month it was reported that the FBI was investigating allegations of abuse of office against of Mr Paxton. I have previously worked for MSNBC and Chronogram Magazine. Full-text amicus brief (PDF, 127KB) U.S. v. Gomes, 289 F.3d 71 (2002) Nor was it practical to do so. Steve Bullock, a Democrat whose Republican attorney general signed the brief supporting it. The 126 lawmakers join 17 Republican state attorneys general who filed their own amicus brief supporting the lawsuit, 6 of whom are seeking to join the case and 10 of whom met with Trump at the White House on Thursday. I am a news reporter covering politics and the Biden transition. Notes Amicus briefs in the same-sex-marriage cases as of April 9. The original 1974 decision mandated warning the threatened individual, but a 1976 rehearing of the case by the California … He also asked the country’s highest court to push back the 14 December deadline for states to appoint their presidential electors. Now, 106 brave patriots and Republican members of the United States House of Representatives have filed an amicus brief in support of the Texas lawsuit. Additionally, an amicus brief filed in the case by an outside group in support of the en banc request has caused some concern over the essentials of Southern Baptist polity. 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