Center for Constitutional Law

Appellate briefs

Professors Aynes and Huhn have collaborated on two recent appellate briefs.

Professor Aynes assembled a committee of law professors and historians to prepare briefs regarding the constitutionality of state constitutional amendments adopted in Michigan and California.  Professor Huhn filed those briefs with the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits in October 2011, and January 2012. 

Professor Huhn assembled a committee of professors to prepare a brief on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Professor Huhn filed this brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on January 12, 2012. 

Each of these briefs may be downloaded in pdf format from the links below. 

Affirmative Action Amicus Brief (U.S. Supreme Court, Schuette vs. Coalition) 
Health Care Statute Amicus Brief
 (U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services vs. Florida)
Affirmative Action Amicus Brief (U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Coalition vs. Brown)