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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On March 9, ACA filed an amicus brief in a case before the U.
Thompson commented, "The Law Center will continue to file amicus briefs in several significant cases concerning the definition of marriage in order to convey the unique voice of the African-American Christian community on this issue crucial to the survival of our families, culture and nation
In addition, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) routinely submit amicus briefs to civil law jurisdictions that do not officially accept them.
From 2007 to 2011, the Florida Supreme Court mentioned amicus briefs in 14 majority opinions.
In the past few years, NAA has filed amicus briefs on a number of significant regulatory, land use, fair housing, liability and other legal issues that confront our members daily.
The disparity in the number of filings becomes even more surprising considering the Court of Appeals' policy towards amicus briefs.
Because the requirements of the standing board policies regarding the filing of amicus briefs by sections can be waived by the Board, the unanimous approval by the Board did not constitute an ultra vires action.
In fact, contrary to the article, AARP Foundation Litigation last year filed 52 amicus briefs, 11 of which were in U.
Also on redistricting, the LWVUS joined with the LWVTX in an amicus brief in the case of LULAC v.
edu), has joined in signing an amicus brief urging that the exemption be Limited.
Solicitor General has refrained from filing an amicus brief in the high-profile internet wine sales cases now before the Supreme Court.
Such a nonparty is known as arnicas curiae, literally "a friend of the court," and the written legal arguments it files are called amicus briefs.
The prominence of amicus briefs in United States Supreme Court practice was dramatically illustrated during oral argument in last Term's most prominent case, Grutter v.
The first issue included stories on: the return of federal contractor blacklisting; a challenge to the legality of USWA neutrality; an examination of Sarbanes-0xley; whistleblower regulations; a request for amicus briefs from the NLRB; and examination of proposed overtime revisions; genetic information discrimination; and, EEOC mandatory arbitration agreements.
It's an issue about how many amicus briefs where we don't have a direct corporate interest do we want to get involved in.