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ACRU Amicus Briefs

ACRU files two SCOTUS briefs upholding Second Amendment rights

ACRU recently filed two amicus briefs with the Supreme Court questioning whether lifetime bans on firearm ownership in cases where citizens were convicted of non-violent crimes is constitutional as applied. In separate cases, a woman convicted of tax fraud in 2011 and a man convicted of misdemeanor DUI in 2005 were blocked from firearm purchases after they satisfied their sentences and have been law-abiding since. In both cases, ACRU argues these convictions should not block the right of these Americans to exercise their Second Amendment rights.

By |2021-01-21T13:36:15+00:00January 21st, 2021|ACRU Amicus Briefs, ACRU Commentary, In the Courts, Second Amendment|Comments Off on ACRU files two SCOTUS briefs upholding Second Amendment rights

The Supreme Court Declines to Consider Price v. Chicago

On July 2, the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in the case of Price v. City of Chicago, although Justice Thomas would have granted the petition. The American Constitutional Rights Union, joined by Students for Life in America, filed an amicus brief in support of the Petitioners, who were challenging the constitutionality of a Chicago ordinance limiting the speech rights of anti-abortion protesters.

By |2020-07-31T21:51:22+00:00July 31st, 2020|ACRU Amicus Briefs, ACRU Commentary, First Amendment, OPED|Comments Off on The Supreme Court Declines to Consider Price v. Chicago

ACRU Files Amicus Brief in Support of Arizona Voting Integrity Policy

Arizona, like every other State, has adopted rules to promote the order and integrity of its elections. At issue here are two such provisions: an “out-of-precinct policy,” which does not count provisional ballots cast in person on Election Day outside of the voter’s designated precinct, and a “ballot-collection law,” known as H.B. 2023, which permits only certain persons (i.e., family and household members, caregivers, mail carriers, and elections officials) to handle another person’s completed early ballot. A majority of States require in-precinct voting, and about twenty States limit ballot collection.

By |2020-06-27T14:34:00+00:00June 27th, 2020|ACRU Amicus Briefs, In the Courts, OPED|Comments Off on ACRU Files Amicus Brief in Support of Arizona Voting Integrity Policy

ACRU Defends Legislative Authority Over Redistricting

7/27: The ACRU filed an amicus brief in support of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the Pennsylvania redistricting case.

By |2018-07-27T14:13:28+00:00July 27th, 2018|ACRU Amicus Briefs, News, Press Releases, Redistricting and Gerrymandering|Comments Off on ACRU Defends Legislative Authority Over Redistricting

Pennsylvania Court Rules on Redistricting

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By |2018-06-27T18:49:44+00:00June 27th, 2018|ACRU Amicus Briefs, In the Courts, Redistricting and Gerrymandering|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Court Rules on Redistricting

No Gerrymandering Here

2/5: ACRU tells the Supreme Court that the district court undermined judicial credibility by imposing a last minute legislative map on North Carolina, using a series of highly novel factual findings and legal theories.

By |2018-06-18T23:45:19+00:00June 18th, 2018|ACRU Amicus Briefs, In the Courts, Redistricting and Gerrymandering|Comments Off on No Gerrymandering Here

PA Supreme Court Redistricting Map Heavily Skewed

3/7: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s map likely fails its own gerrymandering standards, because it skews so heavily democratic. The map submitted by the ACRU had more compact districts and fewer political subdivision splits.

By |2018-03-07T08:23:45+00:00March 7th, 2018|ACRU Amicus Briefs, In the Courts, Redistricting and Gerrymandering|Comments Off on PA Supreme Court Redistricting Map Heavily Skewed

ACRU Submits Superior Map in PA Redistricting Case

2/20: The American Civil Rights Union has submitted a map to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which by all accounts is superior to all other submitted maps.

By |2018-02-21T16:03:45+00:00February 21st, 2018|ACRU Amicus Briefs, Important, In the Courts, News, Redistricting and Gerrymandering|Comments Off on ACRU Submits Superior Map in PA Redistricting Case

No Gerrymandering Here

2/5: ACRU tells the Supreme Court that the district court undermined judicial credibility by imposing a last minute legislative map on North Carolina, using a series of highly novel factual findings and legal theories.

By |2018-02-05T17:14:53+00:00February 5th, 2018|ACRU Amicus Briefs, In the Courts, News, Redistricting and Gerrymandering|Comments Off on No Gerrymandering Here
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