Attorneys General from 15 states have filed an amicus brief with the D.C. Circuit Court in support of the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss the case against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
The effort is being led by Ohio Attorney General David Yost.Catherine Herridge✔@CBS_Herridge
#FLYNN 12+ State Attorneys General led by Ohio AG Dave Yost file amicus brief in support DOJ’s motion to dismiss without commentary, “because such punditry disrobes the judiciary of its cloak of impartiality.” @CBSNews @ClareHymes22
Last week, Judge Emmet Sullivan decided against dismissing Flynn’s, per DOJ’s recommendation, and instead appointed retired Judge John Gleeson to argue against the dismissal of the case.
Sullivan is accepting amicus briefs from outside parties who might have an interest in the case, which is what the attorneys general have now submitted. Though amicus briefs are common in civil cases, they are not typically utilized in criminal cases, such as the one against Michael Flynn.