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Amicus Brief in Spargo v. NY State Commission on Judicial Conduct (Second Circuit)
The case concerns a state judge, Thomas A. Spargo, who was alleged to have committed several ethical violations involving political partisanship. A district court judge held that the ethical rules Spargo was alleged to have violated were unconstitutional. The amicus brief urges the appellate court to reverse the lower court' s decision and hold that the ethical rules barring political partisanship were constitutional, since it is reasonably for society to expect judges to remain above the political fray.
Amicus Brief in Banks v. Cockrell (U.S. Supreme Court, Cert. Stage)
Former Judges, Prosecutors, and other Public Officials arguing that unfairness in capital prosecutions undermines public confidence in the capital punishment system, discloure of exculpatory or impeachment evidence is essential to ensure fundamental fairness in capital cases, and the integrity of the capital sentencing process depends on adequate representation at each stage of the proceedings.
Amicus Brief in Banks v. Cockrell (U.S. Supreme Court, Cert. Stage)
Former Judges, Prosecutors, and other Public Officials arguing that unfairness in capital prosecutions undermines public confidence in the capital punishment system, discloure of exculpatory or impeachment evidence is essential to ensure fundamental fairness in capital cases, and the integrity of the capital sentencing process depends on adequate representation at each stage of the proceedings.
Amicus Brief in al-Marri v. Pucciarelli (U.S. Supreme Court, Cert. Stage)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit sitting en banc narrowly overturned a three-judge panel that held that Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a legal permanent resident in the U.S. accused of being an al-Qaeda sleeper agent, should either be freed or charged as a civilian. Amici The Constitution Project and the Rutherford Institute urge the U.S. Supreme Court to examine the Bush administration' s indefinite military detention without charge of a legal U.S. resident.
Amicus Brief in al-Marri v. Pucciarelli (U.S. Supreme Court, Cert. Stage)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit sitting en banc narrowly overturned a three-judge panel that held that Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, a legal permanent resident in the U.S. accused of being an al-Qaeda sleeper agent, should either be freed or charged as a civilian. Amici The Constitution Project and the Rutherford Institute urge the U.S. Supreme Court to examine the Bush administration' s indefinite military detention without charge of a legal U.S. resident.
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