Honors Program


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Spring 2023


Halman Gonzalez, E. Amicus Curiae Brief State of Utah et. al. v Walsh et. al. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2023


Copyright Ethan Halman Gonzalez 2023.


In accordance with Rule 29 of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, this amicus curiae is submitted in the defense of Walsh and the Department of Labor in releasing the prudence and loyalty in selecting plan investments and exercising shareholder rights rule in November of 2022. These brief mainly focuses on the arbitrary and capricious standard, the major questions doctrine, and the legal standing the Department of Labor has to issue rules that apply to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.