Amicus Curiae

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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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As many amicus curae briefs filed in the Michigan cases confirm, inclusion and diversity are compelling public interests in every walk of American life.
Contempt Judge Nicola Lettieri pushed back the start of proceedings by four weeks, following the filing of an amended indictment and request for postponement by Amicus Curae Prosecutor Kenneth Scott.
he should be required to appear," said Amicus Curae Prosecutor Kenneth Scott Friday.