At least four amici have filed briefs in support of Ed Moloney and Anthony McIntyre’s petition for a writ of certiorari in the Belfast Project case. Here they are, without any editorial comment from me:
- Irish-American Groups’ Brief
- Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press’s Brief
- Article 19: Global Campaign For Free Expression’s Brief
- Social Science Scholars’ Brief
The Solicitor General, on the other hand, has passed on the chance to oppose the petition. This may be a sign that the SG is not too worried about what the Supreme Court will do, or maybe not. As I have said before, I am not in the Supreme Court prediction business. However, I am rooting for a grant of certiorari, since I will miss this case when it is gone!