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Harrison v. Gillespie

Harrison v. Gillespie

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No. 11-168
 ________________________________________________ I
N
T
HE
Supreme Court of the United States
 ________ J
 AMES
M.
 
H
 ARRISON
,
 
 Petitioner,
v.D
OUGLAS
G
ILLESPIE
,Respondent
. _______ 
On Petition for a Writ of Certiorarito the United States Court of Appealsfor the Ninth Circuit
 _______ 
MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AND BRIEFOF CONSTITUTIONAL ACCOUNTABILITYCENTER AS
 AMICUS CURIAE 
IN SUPPORTOF PETITIONER
 _______ D
OUGLAS
T.
 
ENDALL
 E
LIZABETH
B.
 
W
 YDRA 
**
Counsel of Record
D
 AVID
H. G
 ANS
 C
ONSTITUTIONAL
 A 
CCOUNTABILITY 
C
ENTER
 1200 18
th
St., NW, Suite 1002Washington, D.C. 20036(202)
 
296-6889elizabeth@theusconstitution.org
Counsel for Amicus Curiae
 
 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE
 AMICUS CURIAE 
BRIEFPursuant to Rule 37.2(b), Constitutional Accountability Center, by and through undersignedcounsel, respectfully moves for leave to file thisbrief 
amicus curiae
in support of the Petition for aWrit of Certiorari. Counsel for Petitioner, SriSrinivasan, has consented to the filing of this brief;counsel for Respondent, Steven Owens of the Clark
County District Attorney‟s Office, has withheld
consent.
 Amicus
Constitutional Accountability Center(CAC) has an interest in this case as anorganization dedicated to fulfilling the progressive
promise of our Constitution‟s text and history.
Assuch an organization, CAC has an interest insafeguarding the constitutional right not to beplaced twice in jeopardy of life or limb for the samecrime and ensuring the integrity of the jury as aconstitutional bulwark of liberty. CAC has alreadyfiled an
amicus
brief in support of the Petition for aWrit of Certiorari in
 Blueford v. Arkansas
, (No. 10-1320), which raises questions similar to thisPetition with respect to the guilt phase of acriminal proceeding.
 Amicus
has an interest inensuring that double-jeopardy protections aremaintained in the capital sentencing context aswell. CAC regularly provides
amicus
support tothis Court to detail relevant constitutional text andhistory,
see, e.g.
,
McDonald v. City of Chicago
, 130S.Ct. 3020, 3030, 3033 n.9 (2010) (citing
amicus
brief filed by CAC on behalf of esteemedconstitutional law professors).
 
 Movant respectfully asks leave of the Court tofile its
amicus curiae
brief in support of the Petitionin the above-captioned case.Respectfully submitted,Elizabeth B. Wydra
 
C
ONSTITUTIONAL
 A 
CCOUNTABILITY 
C
ENTER
 1200 18
th
Street NWSuite 1002Washington, D.C. 20036(202)
 
296-6889elizabeth@theusconstitution.org
Counsel of Record for Amicus Curiae

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