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  • n. Someone not a party to a case who submits a brief and/or presents oral argument in that case.


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Abbreviation of amicus curiae.


  • [BE], but the term amicus curiae, literally ` friend of the court, 'is well established in Britain, and the etymological note could be misunderstood. appeal ` noun an act of appealing against something The U.S.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVI No 1

  • The reality for amicus is that with this short of a window (particularly given both the binding and filing requirements), the amicus brief must be written before the merits brief is filed.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan and Graham

  • An amicus is required to file its brief contemporaneously with the side it is supporting.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Kagan and Graham

  • Consider what dilution might occur in amicus work if it were to be more mercenary in an untenured world.


  • Sometimes such briefs, commonly called amicus curiae “friend of the court” briefs, present arguments not in the briefs of the parties; more commonly they are a chance for interested organizations to present their views to the court.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • In its so-called amicus brief, the FTC said nothing Altria is arguing regarding cigarette marketing "preempts state lawsuits such as this."

    FTC Counters Altria

  • It was the first filing of so-called amicus briefs at the war court President Bush ordered created in late 2002.

    Firedoglake » Cutting Through the Malarky

  • This is a much bigger step than becoming an amicus, which is what happens when a non-party just has an opinion about a case, or just has some additional information to offer.

    Pandas and Part Three - The Panda's Thumb

  • However, he said wanting an amicus was a logical position so all sides were represented.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Among others to file so called amicus briefs were C-SPAN and the National Association of Broadcasters.

    BN - Broadcast Newsroom-news


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