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Amicus Brief AAPS in Shaygan v US

Amicus Brief AAPS in Shaygan v US

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W
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Supreme Court of the United States
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LI
S
HAYGAN
,
 Petitioner
, v.U
NITED
S
TATES OF
 A 
MERICA 
,
 Respondent
.————
On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to theUnited States Court of Appealsfor the Eleventh Circuit
————
BRIEF OF
 AMICUS CURIAE
  ASSOCIATION OF AMERICANPHYSICIANS & SURGEONSIN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER
————
 A 
S
 939 Old Chester RoadFar Hills, NJ 07931(908) 719-8608aschlafly@aol.com
Counsel for Amicus
 August 9, 2012
 
ii
QUESTION PRESENTED
Whether the Government is exempted as a matter of law for Hyde Amendment sanctions under thestatute’s prohibition on "bad faith" prosecutionsdespite subjective malice in its filing decision andextensive and pervasive prosecutorial misconductduring the course of the litigation, merely becausethere was probable cause to support the filing of theindictment.
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PageQUESTION PRESENTED ......................................... iiTABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................ iiiTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ....................................... ivINTEREST OF
 AMICUS CURIA
............................. 1INTRODUCTION ........................................................ 3SUMMARY
 
OF
 
ARGUMENT ...................................... 5ARGUMENT ................................................................ 7I. E
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ENTENCING
................................................ 12CONCLUSION ........................................................... 15

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