Bipartisan Former Federal Judges and Department of Justice Officials Amicus Brief

12.02.19

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  • Amici served as federal judges and senior officials in the United States Department of Justice.

  • This bipartisan group does not submit its brief to address the correctness of this Court’s abortion cases, but instead sounds a bipartisan call urging the Supreme Court not to countenance the Fifth Circuit’s open defiance of the Supreme Court's 2016 precedent Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

  • The brief underscores that, regardless of political stripe, courts should follow the law. Adherence to precedent and the rule of law is fundamental to our constitutional system and our confidence that, in the words of one of history’s most influential jurists, the “scale of justice” does not “waver with every new judge’s opinion.”

  • Covington & Burling LLP is pro bono counsel.