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[openlaw] Eldred v. Ashcroft to the Supreme Court
From Lawrence Lessig and the Openlaw team:
We are extremely pleased to report that the Supreme Court has today granted
cert in Eldred v. Ashcroft. After the case was listed on the court's
conference calendar 4 weeks in a row, the court decided to hear the full
range of issues in the appeal.
We have gotten this far because of the extraordinary work and support of
many many people -- especially the plaintiffs in this case, but also the
extraordinary pro bono work of the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.
We would also not be here but for the extraordinary help of a wide range of
law professors and volunteer lawyers, who have used the Openlaw process to
make our work better. Those professors signed the amicus briefs in this
case, as did the Eagle Forum and Cato Institute.
There's just one more step in this process of reversing Congress'
mistake: After getting 0 votes in the District Court, 2 votes in the
Court of Appeals, and now at least 4 votes in the Supreme Court to hear the
case, we now need just 5 to prevail.
Thank you for your continued interest and support.
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