Federal Court Scholars Amicus Brief

12.02.19

Primary Content
  • Amici are professors who focus on federal jurisdiction and procedure, including the third-party standing doctrine.

  • The brief documents the deep historical roots of third party standing, which has been recognized and applied by the Supreme Court for a century. It sets forth the long line of decisions allowing physicians to challenge violations of the constitutional right to abortion, and the reasons the Supreme Court has adhered and should continue to adhere to these precedents.

  • All of the powerful justifications for abiding by precedent are fully applicable here, and departing from these precedents would have broad ripple effects on the vindication of the constitutional right to access reproductive health care and throughout this Court’s standing jurisprudence.

  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP is pro bono counsel.