Tag: Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson

Opinion: The handling of the Texas abortion case is an embarrassment for the federal judiciary

The Washington Post quoted Center senior counsel Marc Hearron in an opinion piece claiming that the recent rulings by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court in the Center’s case challenging Texas’s unconstitutional abortion ban demonstrated the disintegration of the federal judiciary’s authority. The 5th Circuit  sent the case down to […]

Abortion is Essential to Democracy

After Texas’s abortion ban went into effect on September 1, Ms. Magazine and the Brennan Center for Justice joined forces to create a collection of essays that explore why the right to abortion is essential to democracy. Written by legal experts from the Brennan Center, the essays explore topics like the U.S. government’s history of […]

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and 11 Other Civil Rights Organizations Amicus Brief

Amici are the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonprofit organization created in 1963 to combat racism and vindicate civil rights through litigation, and 11 other civil rights organizations. The brief explains that Section 1983 offers relief in federal court to anyone deprived of a federal right by anyone acting under the color […]

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund Amicus Brief

Amicus is the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the nation’s first and foremost civil rights law organization. The brief demonstrates that the Texas law and its effort to evade the Constitution is inconsistent with both the Fourteenth Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1871. Amici argue that inaction by the Supreme Court would […]

Legal Scholars Amicus Brief

Amici are administrative law, constitutional law, and civil procedure scholars. The brief explains how S.B. 8’s enforcement scheme violates due process and sets a dangerous precedent that is already being copied to other areas of constitutional rights, with grave implications for constitutional governance and the rule of law. Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP is pro […]

Integrity of the Court Amicus Brief

Amici are professors writing in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law, and criminal procedure. The brief argues that allowing Texas to evade judicial review of a blatantly unconstitutional law would damage the Court’s legitimacy, undermine faith in the Court as a non-ideological institution, and give other states the green light to enact similar schemes […]

Firearms Policy Coalition Amicus Brief

Amicus is the Firearms Policy Coalition, a nonprofit membership organization that promotes individual liberties, including the right to keep and bear arms and the freedom of speech. The brief argues that this case is important because the approach used by Texas could be used against numerous other constitutional rights. If this scheme is effective at […]

Constitutional Scholars Amicus Brief

Amici are constitutional law scholars writing in support of the United States. Amici argue that Texas’s transparent scheme to evade judicial review of S.B. 8 represents an exceptional circumstance that the United States has standing to challenge. Amici further argue that the law is an unprecedented attack on the Supremacy Clause and the Framers’ constitutional […]

Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Civil Rights, and Civil Procedure Scholars Amicus Brief

Amici are law professors whose scholarship focuses on constitutional law, federal courts, civil rights, and civil procedure. The brief recounts the history of Congress’s enactment of Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act in response to southern state resistance during the Reconstruction era, specifically state-sanctioned vigilantism that violated federal constitutional rights. Amici explain that Section […]

Constitutional Accountability Center Amicus Briefs

Amicus is the Constitutional Accountability Center, a think tank, public interest law firm, and action center dedicated to fulfilling the progressive promise of the Constitution’s text and history. Writing in support of providers and advocates in Texas, the brief provides a historical perspective on why federal judicial review of state action designed to undermine federal […]