CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s position prevailed in six of eight cases before the U.S. Supreme Court during its most recent term, which closed earlier this month.
The tally includes a unanimous opinion that defended religious liberty, along with other victories that protected energy production, election integrity and freedom of speech related to charitable contributions.
“I commend our office and its coalition partners for a successful term at the U.S. Supreme Court,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Together, our team scored several important victories in defending the rule of law and constitutional rights for our constituents. But our work is not done. We look forward to more success in upcoming months on issues related to defending the Second Amendment and religious liberty, as well as protecting life and fighting against federal overreach.”
The Attorney General also prevailed in helping convince the Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in seven cases, including two that were decided favorably during the just-completed term.
Justices will hear the remaining five cases this fall or next year. They include three arguments involving state abortion laws, along with a gun rights case and another involving religious liberty as it relates to school choice.
The tallies represent cases in which the Attorney General was a party to the case or participant in a brief that supported the prevailing side.
The six cases wherein the Attorney General prevailed on the merits were: Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court; Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee; HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association; Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta; and Guam v. United States.
The seven cases wherein the Attorney General prevailed in helping convince the court to hear arguments were: Brnovich and HollyFrontier from above, along with Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc.; Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization; Cameron v. EMW Women’s Surgical Center, P.S.C.; New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett; and Carson v. Makin.