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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Earlier, the amicus curiae had submitted a comprehensive report suggesting various reforms in Srimandir based on the district judge's suggestion.
Neste caso, e importante a analise do custo do processo enquanto estimulo/desestimulo ao ingresso como amicus curiae nos processos de controle concentrado de constitucionalidade em tramite no Supremo Tribunal Federal.
Motion for leave to file an amicus curiae brief granted.
The acting provincial advocate general and two senior lawyers, Shahab Sarki and Faisal Siddiqui, who have been appointed amicus curiae, were not present.
The IHC in its written order has directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to appoint amicus curiae.
As they stated, the text of the amicus curiae submission will soon be available on the OHR's website.
The court then appointed Soofi amicus curiae to assist the court regarding Haqqani's return to the country.
The court observed that interpretation of the citizenship laws of the UK and the US was required and appointed advocates Bilal Minto and Khalid Jawad Khan as amicus curiae for assistance in that regard.
Almost all the amicus curiae appraised the court that concealing real faith was a crime, and act of cheating and fraud with the state.
Earlier, amicus curiae including University of Punjab Institute of Islamic Studies Professor Dr Hafiz Hassan Madni, Ex Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) member Dr Mohsin Naqvi, and current CII member Dr Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman have assisted the court in this regard.
Not favouring any fresh investigation into Mahatma Gandhi's assassination by Nathuram Godse, the amicus curiae said: "The bullets which pierced Mahatma Gandhi's body, the pistol from which it was fired, the assailant who fired the said bullets, the conspiracy which led to the assassination and the ideology which led to the said assassination have all been duly identified."
Contudo, dentre todas as novidades introduzidas pelo legislador ordinario, destaca-se a normatizacao do amicus curiae no bojo do processo civil subjetivo, objeto do presente estudo.