Professor Paul Salamanca Quoted in USA Today
Paul Salamanca, the Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs Professor of Law, was quoted in an article that ran in both USA Today and The Courier-Journal on amicus briefs influencing the gay marriage case.
"Some amicus briefs are extremely valuable, others not so much," said University of Kentucky law professor Paul Salamanca, who was a law clerk for Justice David Souter. "What matters is who submits the briefs and what they say, not head counts."
Salamanca, the UK professor, said the court pays attention to briefs filed by the U.S. solicitor general, legal specialists and major watchdog groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union. Groups that just parrot what the parties already argue — known as "me, too" briefs — tend to be ignored.
Read the entire article here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/04/14/gay-marriage-court-briefs-wacky-profound/25762729/.