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CU and CUF sign on to amicus brief in Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District in support of appellant and reversal.

CU and CUF sign on to amicus brief in Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District in support of appellant and reversal.

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CU, CUF & TPC File Amicus Brief At Supreme Court In U.S. v. Texas:

The Biden Administration’s arbitrary and capricious regulatory overreach harms hardworking American families. CU, CUF & TPC stand with Texas and Louisiana in support of both the U.S. Constitution and a secure southern border.

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CU, CUF & TPC file amicus brief in Ball v. Chapman (PA Mail-In Ballots)

The law in Pennsylvania is clear: undated and incorrectly dated mail-in ballots should not count. Pennsylvania should follow the law.

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CU, CUF & TPC file amicus brief in Mennella v. Delaware Department of Elections (Mail-In Voting)

“The law on mail in voting has been settled correctly in Delaware. There is no ‘urgent reason’ to overturn 80 years of settled law.” 

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THE DAILY SIGNAL: Congressmen, Conservative Groups Defend Eagle Forum From Justice Department’s ‘Chilling’ Subpoena

All six Republicans representing Alabama in the U.S. House signed on to a legal brief opposing the Justice Department’s broad subpoena of records from a small conservative group in their state, Eagle Forum of Alabama. 

The friend of the court brief, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, also includes six Alabama state legislators and more than 50 organizations, most of them conservative.

Among those groups: Judicial Watch, Citizens United, Concerned Women for America, the Faith and Freedom Coalition, the Foundation for Government Accountability, the Manhattan Institute, the Public Interest Legal Foundation, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Daily Signal reported Sept. 12 that the Justice Department is seeking documents from Eagle Forum of Alabama going back five years as part of a lawsuit challenging an Alabama law that prohibits sex-change treatments for minors.

The GOP members of Alabama’s U.S. House delegation opposing the Justice Department’s action against Eagle Forum are Reps. Robert Aderholt, Mo Brooks, Jerry Carl, Barry Moore, Gary Palmer, and Mike Rogers. (Rep. Terri Sewell, Alabama’s seventh representative, is a Democrat.)

The six House Republicans from Alabama also sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday, asking him to explain the Justice Department’s constitutional authority for pursuing documents from Eagle Forum and to show that the agency is not acting in an arbitrary, political manner.

“Eagle Forum of Alabama is an outstanding organization that represents the values of thousands of Alabamians. To have their First Amendment rights infringed upon by the Department of Justice is disrespectful to our Constitution,” Palmer, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, said in a prepared statement, adding:

"Constitutional protections should not be dictated by the political views of individuals in the White House or their appointee. Attorney General Merrick Garland owes an explanation for the motives behind this aggressive action against an organization simply petitioning the government on an issue important to them."

Earlier this year, the Biden Justice Department sued the state of Alabama over the law against sex-change surgery and other medical treatment for minors. In August, the department subpoenaed documents from Eagle Forum of Alabama—which isn’t a party to the court case—regarding its interactions with lawmakers and other advocacy.

Individuals who signed on to the court brief include Hans von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department attorney who is a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, parent organization of The Daily Signal.

“This is an outrageous attempt by the Justice Department to try to intimidate citizens engaging in everyday, routine activity on issues important to them,” von Spakovsky told The Daily Signal. “The reason the Justice Department is doing this is because this is a particular view they want to silence.”

The friend of the court brief calls the Justice Department subpoena of Eagle Forum a “transparent and flagrant violation of the First Amendment.”

The friend of the court, or amici curiae, brief reads in part:

"Amici comprise a wide range of organizations and individuals, from nonprofit policy groups, to federal and state legislators, to individual citizens. Their interests and goals vary. But all agree that the United States’ subpoena in this case is a transparent use of the civil litigation process to chill the speech and political organizing of those who hold views contrary to those of the United States and the Department of Justice.

The subpoena harms not just members of the public across all ideological and political spectra, who will be inhibited from open discourse and petitioning, but also legislators themselves, who benefit from hearing from their constituents without those citizens fearing subsequent federal investigations seeking reams of protected materials."

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to The Daily Signal’s inquiries for this report.

“The department is full of radical bureaucrats and has even been sanctioned by federal courts for colluding with leftist groups,” J. Christian Adams, president of Public Interest Legal Foundation, said in a public statement. “In America, the government cannot target groups who oppose their political beliefs and that is exactly what the DOJ has done here.”

A weaponized Justice Department is targeting political enemies of the Biden administration, said Tarren Bragdon, president of the Foundation for Government Accountability.

“The Biden administration has launched an intimidation campaign against a small nonprofit group that has only one full-time employee,” Bragdon said in a public statement defending Eagle Forum of Alabama. “This is an effort to force the organization to exhaust its limited resources defending itself against the full force of the federal government.”


CU & CUF among 53 Orgs. & Individuals Joining Amicus Brief in Boe v. Marshall (Eagle Forum Of Alabama Subpoena)

CU & CUF among 53 Orgs. & Individuals Joining Amicus Brief in Boe v. Marshall (Eagle Forum Of Alabama Subpoena)

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CU Amicus Brief - Moore v. Harper

Citizens United, Citizens United Foundation, and The Presidential Coalition file amicus brief in Moore v. Harper - the most Important election integrity case this term - in which SCOTUS will determine who decides, state courts or state legislatures.  Learn more:

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CU Amicus Brief - Percoco v. United States

Citizens United, Citizens United Foundation, and The Presidential Coalition file amicus brief in Percoco v. United States, because the rule of law requires equally applying the law. Learn more:

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: DAVID BOSSIE: Zuckerberg, Biden and Running Up the Score in the Blue States

Regarding your editorial “More Pennsylvania Election Follies” (July 18): So-called Zuckerbucks—grants to local election offices by nonprofits tied to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg —flowed not only to battleground states such as Pennsylvania to help President Biden in the Electoral College, but also to deep-blue urban areas like New York, Dallas and Los Angeles to supercharge Mr. Biden’s popular-vote tally.

One Zuckerberg-funded group sent 92% of its grants of $400,000 or more to jurisdictions carried by Mr. Biden, for a total of $272 million. That’s a political strategy, not proof of altruistic philanthropy or “a waste in any conspiracy to help Joe Biden.”

I agree, however, that banning private money from funding the administration of our elections is a very good thing. That’s why since 2020 more than half the state legislatures in the country have passed laws that ban or restrict the practice in future elections.

David N. Bossie

President, Citizens United

Washington


CU and CUF file amicus brief in Securities and Exchange Commission, et al. v. Michelle Cochran

It’s Groundhog Day at the SEC.  The government thinks you should have to go through two administrative hearings before you see the inside of a courtroom, where your reward for “winning” is a third trip through the SEC.  We think that’s wrong.  Like passing a bill to see what’s in it, should you have to go through an unconstitutional administrative hearing before you can argue its unconstitutional?  We don’t think so.

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