Horne v. Flores, (129 S. Ct. 2579, 2009)
Represented the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in submitting amicus curiae briefs, both at the certiorari stage and on the merits, to the United States Supreme Court. At issue was a long-running consent decree concerning the education of English language learners (ELL) in Arizona’s public schools. ALEC’s amicus curiae briefs supported the petitioners, the Arizona state legislature, in arguing that the lower courts were improperly interfering with the legislature’s authority and discretion in implementing effective ELL policies on a statewide basis. The Supreme Court agreed, overturning the Ninth Circuit and District Court’s prior rulings in a 5 to 4 decision.