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At the request of the Green party, I submitted a brief
as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in case of The Arkansas
Educational Television Commission v. Ralph P. Forbes. Argument was
held October 8, 1997. This case will determine the right of public sponsors
of candidate debates to pick and choose who may participate. It is related
to the issues I discussed in an article I wrote for the National Law Journal
last year. See Debates Need Minor Players, National
Law Journal, October 21, 1996.
In 1996, we filed an application to intervene in an action brought by Ross Perot who was seeeking the right to appear in the Presidential debates. The District Court's initial determination was to deny intervention but accept the papers as amicus curie. You can look at the Supreme Court Brief and opinion piece I wrote for the National Law Journal about the Perot litigation.