Mahon and Nix photo at court

Appellate Litigation Clinic participant and third-year student Jack K. Mahon recently presented oral argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The clinic's clients were class action plaintiffs suing multiple law enforcement agencies based on how those agencies respond to protests by people of color. The issues on interlocutory appeal are whether the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police has Eleventh Amendment immunity and whether the court can exercise pendent jurisdiction to review our clients’ standing during interlocutory review. Third-year students Noah C. Nix and Roby H. Jernigan helped him prepare, and second-year students Sian A. Mason and Anna E. Von Spakovsky assisted with the briefs. 

Mahon is pictured on the left and Nix is on the right.