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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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The reason for that the skepticism is obvious few amicus briefs live up to their lofty purpose.
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(13) The amicus brief, in which the Korematsu Center was joined by a host of civil rights organizations, bar associations, and law professors, was filed in October 2016, and Hsu was instrumental in assembling the group of amici.
It's unclear whether and how the amicus briefs and court appearances could influence any of the cases, however.
While Lynn isn't barring the filing of amicus briefs in the three Texas suits, which were consolidated, she "seemed to be expressing concern at providing an open invitation to submit briefs, and cautioning potential submitters to think twice about submitting," says Micah Hauptman, financial services counsel at the Consumer Federation of America.
CalCPA's amicus brief argues that the Court of Appeal should affirm the trial court's opinion, and that proof of reasonable reliance is necessary for at least three reasons:
Fourteen states, including New York and California, signed onto a separate amicus brief, arguing that states are allowed to impose abortion restrictions, but that courts should be required to "engage in meaningful review of abortion regulations" purportedly enacted to advance a state's interest in protecting women's health.
In a second Amicus brief filed in February 2015 NPA established the Phillips' Colon Health product under scrutiny makes the claim to defend against occasional constipation, diarrhea, and gas and bloating; these types of claims are sufficiently qualified and limited in scope to declaim any implied disease origins as structure/ function claims permitted under the Jan.
While emphasizing support for the goal of the legislative measure, that is, to help end the humanitarian crisis in and around the DRC, ACA's amicus brief argued that, in drafting particular provisions in the rule governing, for example, de minimis uses of conflict mineral derivatives, the SEC failed to apprise itself of the economic consequences of its action, either with respect to U.S.
In this series, we have examined the increasing influence of amicus briefs and what makes an attractive amicus brief request to organizations who file such briefs regularly.
Summary: In this series, we have examined the increasing influence of amicus briefs and what makes an attractive amicus brief request to organizations who file such ...