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America’s Future Files Two Amicus Briefs Supporting States’ Rights

Florida – February 29, 2024 – America’s Future, Inc., a national leader in the fight to preserve individual rights, promote American values and traditions, and protect the nation’s Constitutional Republic, announced that it filed two Amicus briefs supporting states’ rights earlier this month.

On Friday, February 23, 2024, America’s Future filed a Motion to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit requesting permission to file a Supplemental Amicus brief in United States v Greg Abbott, in his official capacity as Governor of Texas, et al. Four days later, on February 27, 2024, by order of the court, the Motion of America’s Future was granted, and the Supplemental Amicus brief was accepted as filed. The case focuses on the American legal doctrines of Federalism and dual sovereignty. The brief addresses the dichotomy between the Biden Administration’s abdication of power to secure America’s borders and the fundamental rights of Texas and each of the other 49 states, as sovereigns, to self-preservation, territorial integrity, and self-defense against invasions, including the ongoing invasion by illegal aliens into our country at the southern border.

On Tuesday, February 27, 2024, an Amicus brief was filed with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Mike Moyle, Speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives, et al. v United States. The question to be resolved by the Supreme Court is whether the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1986 (EMTALA) preempts Idaho’s Defense of Life Act, a state law that protects human life and prohibits abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother. In contravention of the Tenth Amendment and contrary to the Dobbs (2022) decision, which overturned Roe v Wade (1973), returning the right to regulate abortions back to the states and its residents, the Department of Justice is challenging the constitutionality of Idaho’s Defense of Life Act

“The Fifth Circuit and the Supreme Court must rule in favor of Texas and Idaho in these cases,” said Mary O’Neill, Executive Director of America’s Future. “There is no other decision. Our judiciary must follow the Constitution. We urge the Fifth Circuit to reverse the injunctive relief issued by the district court and rule in favor of Governor Abbott in Texas, and we pray that the SCOTUS reverses the preliminary injunction in the Idaho case and upholds the state’s Defense of Life Act as a valid exercise of states’ rights.”

To read more details about this filing, along with other briefs filed by America’s Future, please visit our Law & Policy page.