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AMICUS

a TRADE UNION representing technical and blue collar workers, especially in manufacturing. It was formed in 2002 from a merger of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union (AEEU) and the Manufacturing, Science and Finance union (MSF). It has around 1,125,000 members and is the UK's second largest trade union.
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Many international courts and adjudicatory bodies, such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACrtHR) (21) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), (22) accept amicus materials.
Historically, amicus briefs did not appear in modern civil law jurisdictions.
But Florida courts have occasionally noted the assistance provided by amicus briefs ("As one amicus curiae in this case described the process.
Amicus briefs can be submitted to assist a court in cases evoking great public interest, to help resolve complex issues, or to ensure that a particular argument is made to a court while it is considering the case.
It's for the court to take the final view and therefore this entire emphasis that the amicus did not express the final opinion on the meeting but left it to either further investigation or the court, it no longer carries much weight because the SIT has now expressed the final opinion on the matter," he said.
However, every single finding of the SIT has been questioned in the Amicus Curiae report, making it difficult for the court to not take cognisance of these differences.
If you have any questions regarding NAA's Amicus Brief Program or the process of applying for amicus assistance, please contact John McDermott at jmcdermott@naahq.
Although most literature concerning the manner in which courts engage in decision-making is rooted in a normative approach, or by arguing, on a case-by case basis, that the court simply got the law wrong or right, (18) amicus curiae briefs are peculiarly suitable for study from a social science perspective.
Catherine Bithell, Amicus press office, Tel: +44-(0)207-420-8909 or +44-(0)7958-473-224
6, amicus Tax Executives Institute states that no counsel for a party has written this brief in whole or in part and that no person or entity, other than amicus, its members, or its counsel, has made a monetary contribution to the preparation or submission of this brief.
Amicus claims Mr Hicks has been targeted because of his work as a trade union official.
Supreme Court amicus briefs are unique documents that pose strategic and often new challenges to even the most experienced appellate advocate.