MSU College of Law News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2009
CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
Articles by Professor Michael Lawrence Cited in U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
Lawrence Joins Amicus Brief Filed in Same Case
East Lansing, MI — Two of Professor Michael Lawrence's recent articles have been cited in a petitioner's brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court (McDonald v. Chicago). The articles cited are "Rescuing the Privileges or Immunities Clause: How 'Attrition of Parliamentary Processes' Begat Accidental Ambiguity; How Ambiguity Begat Slaughter-House" (William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 2009) and "Second Amendment Incorporation Through the Fourteenth Amendment Privileges or Immunities and Due Process Clauses" (Missouri Law Review, 2007). His 2007 Missouri Law Review article is also cited in several amicus briefs, including one filed by 57 U.S. Senators and 250 Members of the House of Representatives.
In addition, Professor Lawrence joined the following seven law professors -Professors Richard Aynes (University of Akron School of Law), Jack Balkin (Yale Law School), Randy Barnett (Georgetown University Law Center), Steven Calabresi (Northwestern University School of Law), Michael Curtis (Wake Forest University School of Law), William Van Alstyne (William & Mary School of Law), and Adam Winkler (UCLA School of Law) - in an amicus brief in the same case, which will be argued in February 2010.
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