UNITED STATES V. MILLER ET AL. (U.S.C.A. 6TH CIRCUIT, 2014)

The Defendants in this case are challenging the constitutionality of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA). The Anti-Defamation League filed an amicus brief on behalf of 40 nationally-prominent civil rights, human rights, religious, educational and law enforcement organizations urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to uphold the constitutionality of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and to affirm that it applies to cases in which the religiously-motivated violence involves victims and perpetrators who share the same faith. The brief is the first coalition brief filed in any challenge to the constitutionality of the HCPA.