amicus curiae brief

  1. a brief presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it
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  • That would entail each state and various legal scholars submitting amicus curiae briefs on the issue within a short period of time. Think Progress » The ‘Kristol Ball’ predicts that ‘the bulk’ of health care reform will be repealed by 2013.
  • An amicus curiae brief in a case before the Court for oral argument may be filed if accompanied by the written consent of all parties, or if the Court grants leave to file under subparagraph 3 (b) of this Rule. The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan and Graham
  • Even before it was published, Ehrlich's work was cited by the Solicitor General of the United States in an amicus curiae brief filed with the United States Supreme Court in defense of the death penalty.
  • Briefs will be filed by the US government and the attorneys general for all the involved states and amicus curiae briefs may be filed by other groups. Think Progress » Nebraska’s Attorney General Suing To Stop Reform Is Clueless About Existing Federal Law
  • The statement presented to the court is an amicus curiae brief; amicus curiae is Latin for “friend of the court. Friend of the court
  • In the United States, under the principle of "judicial economy" the Supreme Court adopted a set of rules on submission of Amicus Curiae briefs.
  • Heavy amicus curiae briefs are filed in support of both upholding and reversing the Circuit Court's decision.
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