amicus curiae

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an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case

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In addition to presenting a thorough legal analysis of the case, an effective amicus brief lets the Court know that others care about the case, how strongly they care, and why they care.
The amicus brief also takes aim at the environmental petitioners' argument that EPA is required to recalculate the MACT floor every [section] 112(d)(6).
An advantage of filing an amicus brief is the ability to argue a much broader issue, he said.
The amicus brief explains that the existing burden rule is bad law that should be corrected by the Supreme Court.
In the amicus brief filed in this case, the ACLJ concluded that the "Plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits because the DHS (Dept.
ACA's amicus brief noted that the overwhelming majority of state and federal courts have rejected medical monitoring claims that stretch the boundaries of both science and law.
The Obama Administration says it will appeal and the ACLJ, which filed an amicus brief representing 28 members of Congress and more than 70,000 Americans, is already working on another amicus brief in support of Virginia's position as the appeal moves forward.
Late last year, CAIR also filed an amicus brief with the U.
In its amicus brief ACA concentrates on advancing three fundamental arguments:
First, by identifying the cases in which each institutional litigant filed an amicus brief for appellant or respondent, it inevitably led to sample sizes below thirty.
In a case of first impression, the Florida Supreme Court ruled the Family Law Section, a voluntary group within The Florida Bar, should be allowed to file an amicus brief supporting a trial judge's ruling declaring Florida's gay adoption ban unconstitutional.
Also on redistricting, the LWVUS joined with the LWVTX in an amicus brief in the case of LULAC v.
but its case, which relies upon the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993, has garnered support from representatives of nearly every major religion, including an amicus brief from the U.
The reason for filing the amicus brief was that "other CPAs might be subject to the statute that laid the foundation for the government's case.
TEI's amicus brief noted that investment tax credit schemes are widely used by States to encourage growth in economically distressed areas to spur investment, increase jobs, and thus increase the tax base.