wrote and submitted a number of amicus briefs in cases that involved
crucial political and moral issues. Our goal
is to have the arguments for Objective law understood by the courts
and by the legal and lay communities.
2001 TAFOL filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court
of Appeals supporting Microsoft and opposing anti-trust laws generally.
United States v. Microsoft Corp., 253 F.3d 34 (D.C. Cir.
2001) (per curiam), cert. denied on other grounds, 70 U.S.L.W.
3107 (U.S. Oct. 9, 2001)
The Elian Gonzales
lodged this amicus brief in the case of Elian Gonzales upon appeal
to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in
2000. TAFOL argued that Elian Gonzales should not be returned to
Cuba. Gonzales vs Reno, #00 11424-D, (11th Cir 2000)
The IOLTA case.
Lawyers are required to keep certain client funds in trust accounts.
Some states require that these accounts be interest-bearing and
takes the interest to be used for various charitable projects
of the owner of the funds. TAFOL opposed the IOLTA programs as
an unconstitutional taking.
TAFOL filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court in Phillips
vs. Washington Legal Foundation 524 U.S. 156 (1997)
High School Required Public Service Cases
filed amicus briefs in two cases involving schools that required
service of students to graduate. TAFOL opposed that graduation
requirement and supported the student being allowed to graduate
without the requirement.
Steirer v. Bethleham Area School District (#92-1359, 3rd Cir.)
Immediato v. Rye Neck School District (#95-7237, 2nd Cir.)