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McBurney Amicus Brief

McBurney Amicus Brief

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Published by: Judicial Watch, Inc. on Aug 30, 2012
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No. 12-17
I
N
T
HE
 Supreme Court of the United States _________ Mark J. McBurney,
et al.
,
 Petitioners
,v.Nathaniel L. Young, Deputy Commissionerand Director, Virginia Division of ChildSupport Enforcement,
et al
.,
Respondents.
 _________ 
On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari tothe United States Court of Appealsfor the Fourth Circuit
 _________ 
BRIEF OF
 AMICI CURIAE 
JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. AND ALLIED EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONIN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS
 _________ 
Paul J. OrfanedesJ
UDICIAL
W
 ATCH
,
 
I
NC
.425 Third Street, S.W., Ste. 800Washington, DC 20024(202) 646-5172porfanedes@judicialwatch.org
Counsel for Amici Curiae
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................. iTABLE OF AUTHORITIES ...................................... iiINTEREST OF
 AMICI CURIAE 
................................1SUMMARY OF THE ARGUMENT ............................2 ARGUMENT ...............................................................3I. The “Privileges and Immunities Clause”Protects the Rights of All Citizens of FreeGovernments ....................................................3II. The Right of Access to Public RecordsIs a Well-Recognized Common LawRight .................................................................6III. The Right of Access to Public Recordsof All States Is Important to theMaintenance and Well-Being of the Union ..........................................................9CONCLUSION ..........................................................15
 
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TABLE OF AUTHORITIES
 
CASES
 Baldwin v. Fish and Game Commissionof Montana,
436 U.S. 371 (1978) ........... 4, 5, 12, 13
 Burton v. Tuite
, 78 Mich. 363 (1889) ..........................6
Clay v. Ballard
, 87 Va. 787 (1891) .............................6
Corfield v. Coryell
, 6 F. Cas. 546(CC ED Pa. 1825) ............................................... 3, 4
Gleason v. Judicial Watch, Inc.
,Case No. 10CV0952, City andCountry of Denver District Court(Bruce, J., Apr. 22, 2011) .....................................14
Lee v. Minner
,458 F.3d 194 (3d Cir. 2006) ............................. 9-10
McBurney v. Young 
,667 F.3d 454 (4th Cir. 2012) ..................................9
Nixon v. Warner Communications, Inc.
,435 U.S. 589 (1978) ................................................6
Nowack v. Auditor General
,234 Mich. 200 (1928) .......................................... 7-8
Slaughter-House Cases
,83 U.S. 36 (1873) ................................................ 3, 4

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