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Brief of Amici Curiae Constitutional Law Scholars in Support of Petitioners, Horne v. USDA, No. 12-123 (Jan. 16, 2013)

Brief of Amici Curiae Constitutional Law Scholars in Support of Petitioners, Horne v. USDA, No. 12-123 (Jan. 16, 2013)

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Brief of Amici Curiae Constitutional Law Scholars in Support of Petitioners, Horne v. USDA, No. 12-123 (Jan. 16, 2013)
Brief of Amici Curiae Constitutional Law Scholars in Support of Petitioners, Horne v. USDA, No. 12-123 (Jan. 16, 2013)

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No. 12-123
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Supreme Court of the United States
 
 _______________________ 
M
 ARVIN
D.
 
H
ORNE
,
ET AL
.,
 Petitioners
,v.U
NITED
S
TATES
D
EPARTMENT OF
 A 
GRICULTURE
,
Respondent
.
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NITED
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TATES
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PPEALS FOR THE
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INTH
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IRCUIT
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B
RIEF OF
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ONSTITUTIONAL
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 AW 
S
CHOLARSIN
S
UPPORT OF
P
ETITIONERS
 
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S
COTT
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ELLER
 
Counsel of Record
J.
 
C
 AMPBELL
B
 ARKER
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ETTER
C
OLEMAN
LLP221 W. Sixth St., Suite 750 Austin, Texas 78701(512) 533-0150skeller@yettercoleman.com
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ETITIONERS
 
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URISDICTION
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C
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