Lindsey Graham v. Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury, Brief of Separation of Powers Clinic as Amicus Curiae in Support of Application for Stay and Injunction Pending Appeal

21 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2022 Last revised: 27 Jan 2024

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R. Trent McCotter

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School

Jamieson Knopf

George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Students

Date Written: October 27, 2022

Abstract

The U.S. Supreme Court's careful consideration of the breadth of the Speech or Debate Clause protection is merited here, where Senator Graham’s application raises important questions about the role of the Clause’s critical safeguards when state officers seek to ask questions related to a Senator’s preparation for official acts.

Keywords: Separation of Powers, Constitutional Law, Congress, Speech and Debate Clause

JEL Classification: H1, H10, H11

Suggested Citation

McCotter, R. Trent and Knopf, Jamieson, Lindsey Graham v. Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury, Brief of Separation of Powers Clinic as Amicus Curiae in Support of Application for Stay and Injunction Pending Appeal (October 27, 2022). Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Scalia Law School Research Paper Series, Forthcoming, Gray Center Separation of Powers Brief 12, 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4260682

R. Trent McCotter

George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School ( email )

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Jamieson Knopf (Contact Author)

George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, Students ( email )

3301 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201
United States

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