What can a court say in 325 pages? So much that we don’t have much of a clue. Diana Simpson slices and dices the Fifth Circuit’s analysis of a challenge to the Indian Child Welfare Act as it gets set for a highly likely trip up to the Supreme Court. And did you know you can sue the Federal Election Commission if they don’t investigate someone you don’t like? Well, you could, until the D.C. Circuit found some magic words. Adam Shelton pulls a rabbit out of a hat in explaining this prosecutorial discretion case.

Transcript: https://ij.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/short-circuit-170_otter.ai-FINAL.docx
Brackeen v. Haaland, https://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/18/18-11479-CV2.pdf
CREW v. FEC, https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/2E3A562AA93DFCDA852586B2004F2355/$file/19-5161-1893809.pdf
Diana Simpson, https://ij.org/staff/diana-simpson/
Adam Shelton, https://ij.org/staff/adam-shelton/
Anthony Sanders, https://ij.org/staff/asanders/

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