No. 08–911, Kucana v. Holder, Attorney General
Argued November 10, 2009
Rick M. Schoenfield argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Michael R. Lang, Elaine J. Goldenberg, and Lindsay C. Harrison.
Nicole A. Saharsky argued the cause for respondent in support of petitioner. With her on the briefs were Solicitor General Kagan, Assistant Attorney General West, Deputy Solicitor General Kneedler, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Osuna, Donald E. Keener, Jennifer P. Levings, and Melissa Neiman-Kelting.
Amanda C. Leiter, by invitation of the Court, 557 U. S. ___, argued the cause and filed a brief as amicus curiae in support of the judgment below. With her on the brief was RonNell Andersen Jones.
Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the American Civil Liberties Union by Lee Gelernt, Steven R. Shapiro, and Lucas Guttentag; for Law Professors by Anne Harkavy, Catherine M. A. Carroll, and Stephen I. Vladeck, pro se; and for the National Immigrant Justice Center et al. by Jeffrey T. Green, Quin M. Sorenson, and Charles Roth.
Daniel J. Popeo and Richard A. Samp filed a brief for the Washington Legal Foundation et al. as amici curiae urging affirmance.
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No. 138, Orig., South Carolina v. North Carolina
Argued October 13, 2009
David C. Frederick argued the cause for plaintiff. With him on the briefs were Henry Dargan McMaster, Attorney General of South Carolina, John W. McIntosh, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Robert D. Cook, Assistant Deputy Attorney General, T. Parkin Hunter and Leigh Childs Cantey, Assistant Attorneys General, Scott H. Angstreich, Scott K. Attaway, and Michael K. Gottlieb.
Eric D. Miller argued the cause for the United States as amicus curiae. On the brief were then-Acting Solicitor General Kneedler, Acting Assistant Attorney General Cruden, William M. Jay, and K. Jack Haugrud.
H. Christopher Bartolomucci argued the cause for the intervention movants. With him on the brief for the City of Charlotte were James T. Banks, Adam J. Siegel, Parker D. Thomson, DeWitt F. McCarley, and H. Michael Boyd. Thomas C. Goldstein, Troy D. Cahill, James W. Sheedy, and Susan E. Driscoll filed a brief for the Catawba River Water Supply Project. Carter G. Phillips, Virginia A. Seitz, and Garry S. Rice filed a brief for the Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC.
Christopher G. Browning, Jr., argued the cause for defendant. With him on the brief were Roy Cooper, Attorney General of North Carolina, James C. Gulick, J. Allen Jernigan, Marc D. Bernstein, and Jennie W. Hauser.
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No. 08–9156, Wood v. Allen, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections, et al.
Argued November 4, 2009
Kerry Alan Scanlon argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were David O. Bickart, Robert M. Grass, Karen R. Robinson, Dionne A. Fraser, and Brady W. Mills.
Corey L. Maze, Solicitor General of Alabama, argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were Troy King, Attorney General, and Henry M. Johnson, Assistant Attorney General.
Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the American Civil Liberties Union et al. by Larry W. Yackle, Steven R. Shapiro, John Holdridge, and Brian W. Stull; and for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers by Jonathan L. Marcus and Barbara E. Bergman.
Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the State of Indiana et al. by Gregory F. Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana, Thomas M. Fisher, Solicitor General, and Stephen R. Creason, Section Chief, by Richard S. Gebelein, Chief Deputy Attorney General of Delaware, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: John W. Suthers of Colorado, Bill McCollum of Florida, Thurbert E. Baker of Georgia, Tom Miller of Iowa, Steve Six of Kansas, James D. “Buddy” Caldwell of Louisiana, Martha Coakley of Massachusetts, Jim Hood of Mississippi, Steve Bullock of Montana, Gary K. King of New Mexico, Richard Cordray of Ohio, Henry D. McMaster of South Carolina, Robert E. Cooper, Jr., of Tennessee, Greg Abbott of Texas, Mark L. Shurtleff of Utah, William C. Mims of Virginia, and Bruce A. Salzburg of Wyoming; and for the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation by Kent S. Scheidegger.
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No. 08–205, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Argued March 24, 2009—Reargued September 9, 2009
Theodore B. Olson argued and reargued the cause for appellant. With him on the briefs were Matthew D. McGill, Amir C. Tayrani, and Michael Boos.
Floyd Abrams argued the cause for Senator Mitch McConnell as amicus curiae. With him on the brief was Susan Buckley.
Solicitor General Kagan reargued the cause for appellee. Deputy Solicitor General Stewart argued the cause for appellee on the original argument. With them on the briefs were then-Acting Solicitor General Kneedler, William M. Jay, Thomasenia P. Duncan, David Kolker, Kevin Deeley, and Adav Noti.
Seth P. Waxman argued the cause for Senator John McCain et al. as amici curiae urging affirmance. With him on the briefs were Randolph D. Moss, Roger M. Witten, Scott L. Nelson, Alan B. Morrison, Brian Wolfman, Trevor Potter, J. Gerald Hebert, Paul S. Ryan, Tara Malloy, Fred Wertheimer, and Donald J. Simon.
Briefs of amici curiae urging reversal were filed for the Alliance Defense Fund by Benjamin W. Bull, Erik W. Stanley, and Robert J. McCully; for the American Civil Rights Union by Peter Ferrara; for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations by Jonathan P. Hiatt and Laurence E. Gold; for the Cato Institute by Benjamin D. Wood, Glenn M. Willard, William J. McGinley, and Ilya Shapiro; for the Center for Competitive Politics by Stephen M. Hoersting and Reid Alan Cox; for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America by Jan Witold Baran, Thomas W. Kirby, Caleb P. Burns, Robin S. Conrad, Amar D. Sarwal, Steven J. Law, and Judith K. Richmond; for the Committee for Truth in Politics, Inc., by James Bopp, Jr., and Richard E. Coleson; for the Foundation for Free Expression by Deborah J. Dewart and James L. Hirsen; for the National Rifle Association by Charles J. Cooper, David H. Thompson, and David Lehn; for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press by Lucy A. Dalglish and Gregg P. Leslie; and for the Wyoming Liberty Group et al. by Benjamin Barr.
Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed for the American Independent Business Alliance by Brenda Wright, Lisa J. Danetz, and Daniel J. H. Greenwood; for the Campaign Legal Center et al. by Messrs. Potter and Hebert, Ms. Malloy, and Messrs. Ryan, Simon, and Wertheimer; for the Center for Political Accountability et al. by Karl J. Sandstrom; for the League of Women Voters of the United States et al. by Douglas T. Kendall, Elizabeth B. Wydra, David H. Gans, and Lloyd J. Leonard; for the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy et al. by Jeffrey D. Clements; for the Sunlight Foundation et al. by Gary S. Stein; and for Norman Ornstein et al. by H. Christopher Bartolomucci.
Briefs of amici curiae were filed for the State of Montana et al. by Steve Bullock, Attorney General of Montana, and Anthony Johnstone, Solicitor, by Terry Goddard, Attorney General of Arizona, Mary R. O’Grady, Solicitor General, and Orville B. Fitch II, Acting Attorney General of New Hampshire, and by the Attorneys General for their respective States as follows: Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Bill McCollum of Florida, Mark J. Bennett of Hawaii, Lisa Madigan of Illinois, Tom Miller of Iowa, Steve Six of Kansas, Douglas F. Gansler of Maryland, Martha Coakley of Massachusetts, Michael A. Cox of Michigan, Lori Swanson of Minnesota, Jim Hood of Mississippi, Anne Milgram of New Jersey, Gary K. King of New Mexico, Roy Cooper of North Carolina, Wayne Stenehjem of North Dakota, Richard Cordray of Ohio, W. A. Drew Edmondson of Oklahoma, Thomas W. Corbett, Jr., of Pennsylvania, Patrick C. Lynch of Rhode Island, Lawrence E. Long of South Dakota, Robert E. Cooper, Jr., of Tennessee, William H. Sorrell of Vermont, and Darrell V. McGraw, Jr., of West Virginia; for the American Civil Liberties Union by Steven R. Shapiro, Joel M. Gora, and Mark J. Lopez; for the American Justice Partnership et al. by Cleta Mitchell and Michael J. Lockerby; for the California Broadcasters Association et al. by Lawrence H. Norton, James A. Kahl, and Gregg P. Skall; for the California First Amendment Coalition by Gary L. Bostwick and Jean-Paul Jassy; for Campaign Finance Scholars by Allison R. Hayward, pro se; for the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence by Anthony T. Caso, Edwin Meese III, and John C. Eastman; for the Center for Independent Media et al. by Monica Youn; for the Center for Political Accountability et al. by Mr. Sandstrom; for the Committee for Economic Development by Paul M. Smith; for the Democratic National Committee by Robert F. Bauer and David J. Burman; for the Fidelis Center for Law and Policy et al. by Patrick T. Gillen; for Former Officials of the American Civil Liberties Union by Norman Dorsen and Burt Neuborne, both pro se; for the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund, Inc., et al. by William J. Olson, Herbert W. Titus, John S. Miles, and Mark B. Weinberg; for the Hachette Book Group, Inc., et al. by Michael J. Chepiga; for the Independent Sector by M. Devereux Chatillon; for the Institute for Justice by William R. Maurer, William H. Mellor, Steven M. Simpson, and Robert W. Gall; for Judicial Watch, Inc., by Paul J. Orfanedes and Dale L. Wilcox; for Justice at Stake et al. by James E. Scarboro; for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce by Richard D. McLellan, Gary P. Gordon, John D. Pirich, and Andrea L. Hansen; for the Pacific Legal Foundation by Deborah J. La Fetra and Damien M. Schiff; for Public Good by Seth E. Mermin; for Seven Former Chairmen of the Federal Election Commission et al. by Messrs. Bopp and Coleson; and for Representative Chris Van Hollen et al. by Bradley S. Phillips and Aaron S. Lowenstein.