In the case of United States v. Hatch, the defendant in a hate crimes prosecution brought the first major challenge to the constitutionality of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009. This amicus brief argues that the Act is constitutional under the Thirteenth Amendment.
William M. Carter Jr., Dawinder S. Sidhu, Alexander Tsesis & Rebecca E. Zietlow,
Brief of Amici Curiae Thirteenth Amendment Scholars in Support of Plaintiff-Appellee and Affirmance,
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, No. 12-2040
Available at: https://scholarship.law.pitt.edu/fac_amici_briefs/1
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