amicus curiae

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Synonyms for amicus curiae

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

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Bagemihl's book "Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity," which documented scholarly studies of same-sex affection throughout the animal kingdom, was cited in an amicus curae brief in the Supreme Court case Lawrence v.
A Gujarat trial court would monitor both the reports of SIT (Special Investigation Team) and the amicus curae, which incidentally differs from the observations of the SIT.
With no less than eight references to Thucydides in five conversational chapters, Gray files a kind of amicus curae brief for Robert Kagan's widely circulated argument in Of Power and Paradise.
The family of late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt has joined as amicus curae -- literally, "friend of the court" -- in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Florida's Family Protection Act.
As many amicus curae briefs filed in the Michigan cases confirm, inclusion and diversity are compelling public interests in every walk of American life.