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Amicus Curiae

Latin for "friend of the court." A person who is not a party to a case but offers expert or other relevant information on a point of law in order to help the judge or jury make a decision. An amicus curiae may offer testimony (provided it is unsolicited by either party in the case) or write a brief or legal treatise on the matter at hand. The court has full discretion whether or not to accept the statement of an amicus curiae.
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Schwartz, the Supreme Court lawyer who submitted the amicus curiae brief in support of the Defense of Marriage Act.
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This section explores the origin of the amicus curiae brief and tracks its evolution in state courts.
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