On October 31, 2003, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to review an appeals court decision that could rewrite contracts between the U.S. and its contractors — to the detriment of those contractors. The appeals court held that in many cases, a government contractor is not permitted to charge the government for pension costs directly attributable to the contract, even though federal Cost Accounting Standards appear to provide for such charges. Noting that the disputed charges amounted to more than $200 million in this one case alone, WLF argued that the appeals court decision is wholly inconsistent with the past practice of the Defense Department. On December 1, 2003, the Supreme Court issued a decision declining to hear the case.