Here are the amicus briefs that have been filed thus far in Caperton v. A. T. Massey Coal Company, Inc.:
Brief of Justice At Stake, the American Judicature Society, Appleseed, Common Cause, the Constitutional Accountability Center, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, the League of Women Voters, the National Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Judicial Campaign Conduct, the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, the Colorado Judicial Institute, Democracy North Carolina, the Fund for Modern Courts, the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, Justice For All, the League of Women Voters of Michigan, the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Fund, the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts, the NC Center for Voter Education, Ohio Citizen Action, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, Texans for Public Justice,the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association, Washington Appleseed, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Chicago Appleseed, and the Chicago Council of Lawyers in Support of Petitioner;
Brief of the Committee for Economic Development, Intel Corporation, the Lockheed Martin Corporation, PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, the Illinois Association of Defense Counsel, and Transparency International – USA in Support of Petitioners;
January 5 was the deadline for amicus briefs in support of the petitioners. The respondents’ merits brief is due by January 28, and amicus briefs supporting their position are due by February 4.
Also, in a story by Justin Anderson in today’s (Charleston, West Virginia) Daily Mail, Richard A. Brisbin, Jr., associate professor in the Political Science Department at West Virginia University, discusses the political agendas of some of the groups that have filed amicus briefs.