Stolt-Nielsen v. United States

Amicus curiae brief of the Washington Legal Foundation, the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of petition for certiorari.

Brief filed: 09/20/2006


Stolt-Nielsen v. United States

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 06-97


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit erred in holding that under the Separation of Powers doctrine, federal courts lack the authority to enjoin federal prosecutors from breaching a binding contractual obligation “not to bring any criminal prosecution” of a company and its executions who cooperated in a federal investigation.

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Daniel Popeo and Richard A. Samp, Washington Legal Foundation, Washington, D.C.