Monday, April 4, 2011

And three more

By my count, this now brings the total to eleven amicus briefs in support of Virginia filed electronically. The latest to be filed are as follows:

* The Landmark Legal Foundation, available here.

* The Family Research Council, available here.

* Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall, Gun Owners of America, Inc., Gun Owners Foundation, American Life League, Inc., Institute on the Constitution, the Lincoln Institute for Research and Education, Public Advocate of the United States, Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund, The Liberty Committee, Downsize DC Foundation,, and Policy Analysis Center, available here.

I had thought, perhaps mistakenly, that the Second Amendment was one of the only provisions of the Constitution not being litigated in these various challenges.

(To be fair, this last brief does not make any Second Amendment arguments. Rather, there is simply an ideological affinity between those favoring robust gun rights and those skeptical of the breadth of congressional authority sufficient to support the ACA.)