MEMORANDUM FOR ORGANIZATIONS CONCERNED ABOUT FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND/OR EXPRESSION
The Amicus Memo is a concise two-page document that reviews the issues presented, facts and proceedings in the lower courts, and what we hope to achieve. The memo is an easy way to get up to speed on the case.
BRIEF OF U.S. PASTOR COUNCIL AND CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER
The U.S. Pastor Council is an interdenominational, interracial coalition of over 1,000 senior pastors who bring a united, Biblical voice to the nation. Its mission is to empower pastors and their congregations to influence the culture and community through concerted prayer, to equip our congregations for effective citizenship, and to provide a voice on spiritual, cultural, social, and moral issues from a Biblical perspective.
Christian Life Center & Layton Christian Academy is a church and private school serving over 3,000 people in the Layton, Utah area and over 200 foreign exchange students from around the world.
BRIEF OF CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Mike Lee is Utah’s Senior Senator. He is a Brigham Young University Law School graduate and has worked as a law clerk at the District and Appellate level, in addition to the Supreme Court under Justice Alito. In private law practice Lee specialized in appellate and Supreme Court litigation, and then served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Salt Lake City arguing cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Lee was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 and reelected in 2016.
Ted Cruz is the Junior Senator from Texas. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and later served as a law clerk at the Appellate level, and then with Chief Justice William Rehnquist of the Supreme Court. As Solicitor General for the State of Texas and in private practice, Cruz authored more than 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and argued 43 oral arguments, including nine before the U.S. Supreme Court, where he also won an unprecedented series of landmark national victories. Cruz was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and reelected in 2018.
Rob Bishop represents Utah’s First Congressional District. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a degree in Political Science and spent nearly 30 years teaching High School focusing on American History and Government. Bishop is currently serving his eighth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives.
Raúl Labrador served as the U.S. Representative for Idaho's 1st congressional district from 2011 to 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Labrador practiced law and immigration law in private practice until his election to the Idaho House of Representatives in 2006. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 2010 and served until 2018.
BRIEF OF EAGLE FORUM EDUCATION & LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund (ELDF) was founded in 1981 by Phyllis Schlafly, an American constitutional lawyer and conservative activist. Schlafly is most known as founding and serving as CEO of the Eagle Forum. She was a leading proponent of the importance of political parties. The ELDF has been a strong defender of the two-party system, which depends on independent and autonomous political parties. It has defended the rights of political parties to engage fully in freedom of association, and has filed numerous amicus briefs to support First Amendment issues.
BRIEF OF JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. AND ALLIED EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Judicial Watch is a nonpartisan, public interest organization. It fights for accountability in law, politics and government. One of its primary functions is investigating claims of misconduct by government officials.
The Allied Educational Foundation is a nonprofit charitable and educational foundation. It seeks to empower Americans through education and legal action on topics of civil liberty and constitutional freedoms.
BRIEF OF PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION, CATO INSTITUTE, AND FREEDOM PARTNERS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE [Read Here]
Pacific Legal Foundation was founded in 1973 to advance the principles of individual rights and limited government. It has long defended the freedoms of speech and association. It combines strategic and principled litigation, communications, and research to achieve landmark court victories enforcing the Constitution’s guarantee of individual liberty.
The Cato Institute is a nonpartisan public-policy research foundation dedicated to advancing the principles of individual liberty, free markets, and limited government. Cato’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies works to restore the principles of limited constitutional government that are the foundation of liberty.
Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan organization whose members support free enterprise, fiscal responsibility, and fair markets. Freedom Partners’ vision of a free and open society includes important policy issues such as creating opportunity for all, keeping Americans safe, and protecting free speech.
BRIEF OF POLITICAL PARTIES
16 national and state parties signed this brief: the Green Party of the United States, Constitutional National Committee, American Independent National Committee, Libertarian Party of California, Libertarian Party of Louisiana, Libertarian Party or Michigan, Libertarian Party of New Mexico, Libertarian Party of Oklahoma, Libertarian Party of Georgia, Libertarian Party of Delaware, The DC Statehood Green Party, Illinois Green Party, Washington Green Party, Green Party of Arkansas, Constitution Party of Utah, Idaho Republican Party and the Utah Republican Native American Caucus
BRIEF FOR PRIVATE CITIZEN, INC.
Private Citizen is a public benefit corporation established in 2015 for the purpose of advancing civil rights and First amendment issues. Private Citizen defends the civil rights of individuals and groups through public education and litigation. It supports challenges to unjust and unconstitutional laws, regulations, and enforcement, often in areas involving political speech and expression.
BRIEF OF UTAH LEGISLATORS, CURRENT AND FORMER
35 current and former State Senators and Representatives from Utah’s Legislature signed this brief: Utah State Senator Keith Grover; Utah State Representatives Kim Coleman, Brian Greene, Steve Handy, Timothy Hawkes, Ken Ivory, Michael Kennedy, John Knotwell, Karianne Lisonbee, Travis Seegmiller, Marc K. Roberts, Adam Robertson, Casey Snider, Kyle Andersen, Brad Daw, Joel Ferry, Logan Wilde, Lee Perry and Speaker of the House Brad Wilson; former-Senators Margaret Dayton, Stuart Reid and Scott Jenkins; and former-Representatives Justin Fawson, Craig Frank, David Lifferth, Patricia Nix, Michael Noel, Ken Sumsion, Mike Thompson, Matt Throckmorton and Carl Wimmer, Fred Cox, Chris Herrod, Jim Nielson and Curtis Oda.
The Utah Republican Party's Reply in Support of Petition
The Reply Brief for Petition is the legal rebuttal to the Brief in Opposition of Respondent Utah Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox. The Reply Brief for Petition serves as final argument made to the court as to why they should grant cert and will be the final submission made by either party.