Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Attorney(s): James N. Clymer, Esq.
Client Profile: June Medical Services

An amicus brief seeks to advise the court of relevant, additional information or arguments that the court might wish to consider. An amicus is written and submitted by non-litigants with a strong interest in the subject matter. Attorney James Clymer contributed to an amicus brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of June Medical Services and several other pro-life organizations.

Case Highlights

  • In 2014, the Louisiana legislature enacted a law requiring physicians performing abortions to have “active admitting privileges at a hospital that is located not farther than 30 miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced and that provides obstetrical or gynecological health care services.”
  • The law’s stated purpose was to improve abortion safety, a state interest recognized by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 130 (1973).
  • The law was challenged in federal court and was stricken as an unconstitutional burden on abortion rights. The fifth circuit Court of Appeals overturned the district court and the plaintiffs appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our Approach

Our approach went as this. The amicus brief, in which our attorney James Clymer participated, asks the Court to uphold the decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals and challenges the heart of the court decisions propounding a Constitutional right to feticide (abortion), and especially challenges Roe v. Wade.

Read the Full Brief


The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear this case on March 4, 2020. We will update this post once a decision is made. The outcome of this case is expected to have profound effects on the future of abortion in the United States.

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