Supreme Court Amicus Briefs

The Office of General Counsel (OGC) serves the National Setting and the Conferences of the United Church of Christ. 

The Office of General Counsel coordinates the participation of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ as an amicus, or friend of the court, in litigation where the General Synod can provide context or a viewpoint that may be helpful to a court in rendering its decision.  Participation as an amicus is generally limited to cases raising issues on which the General Synod has taken a position.


The American Legion et al v. American Humanist Assoc. et al.
No. 17-1717, No. 18-18 / 1/30/2019

Dept. of Commerce v. State of New York
18-966 / 4/1/2019

Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia (consolidated docket)
17-1618, 17-1623, 18-107 / 7/3/2019

Espinoza, et al v. Montana Dept. of Revenue, et al
18-1195 / 11/15/2019

June Medical Services LLC v. Russo
18-1323, 18-1460 / 12/2/2019

Whole Women’s Health v. Smith
18-50730 Fifth Circuit / 1/10/2019

Kelsey Cascadia Rose Juliana, et al v. USA
18-36082 Ninth Circuit / 2/28/2019

Dousa v. US Dept. of Homeland Security et al
19cv1255-LAB S.District CA / 12/20/2019

Whole Women’s Health v. Smith
18-50730 Fifth Circuit / 1/10/2019

Kelsey Cascadia Rose Juliana, et al v. USA
18-36082 Ninth Circuit / 2/28/2019

Dousa v. US Dept. of Homeland Security et al
19cv1255-LAB S.District C / 12/20/2019

Trump v. Pennsylvania
19-431, 19-454 / 4/8/2020

Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
19-123 / 8/21/2020

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn NY v. Cuomo
20A90 / 11/17/2020

Agudath Israel of America v. Cuomo
20A90 / 11/17/2020

All Saints’ Episcopal Church v. The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, et al
20-534, 20-536 / 11/23/2020

Gish v. Newsom
20A120 / 1/12/2021

South Bay United Pentecostal Church et al v. Newsom
20A136 / 1/27/2021

Harvest Rock Church, Inc. et al v. Newsom
20A137 / 1/28/2021

Rranxburgaj v. Mayorkas
20-1010 / 2/26/2021