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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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In the merits amicus brief in these consolidated cases, reproduced here, the IADC argues that under the Federal Arbitration Act, arbitration agreements must be enforced according to their terms unless this enforcement mandate is overridden by a contrary congressional command, as set forth in CompuCredit Corp.
While Lynn isn't barring the filing of amicus briefs in the three Texas suits, which were consolidated, she "seemed to be expressing concern at providing an open invitation to submit briefs, and cautioning potential submitters to think twice about submitting," says Micah Hauptman, financial services counsel at the Consumer Federation of America.
CalCPA, along with the AICPA, recently sought leave to file an amicus brief in a case pending before the U.
On March 9, ACA filed an amicus brief in a case before the U.
On the merits: The need to avoid overlap and repetition is as important among amicus merits briefs as it is between amicus briefs and the party brief it is supporting.
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.
The primary vehicle for this examination will be a review of the amicus briefs submitted in the case of Plains Commerce Bank v.
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.
Bypassing the merits of the underlying case about the constitutionality of homosexual adoption, now pending at the Third DCA, or the potential of "divisiveness" within a large group of Bar members, the majority of justices on the Supreme Court stressed: "The narrow issue we are asked to decide in this case is one of first impression for this Court because we have never been asked to rule on the authority of voluntary sections of the Bar to seek to file amicus briefs in pending cases, whether there should be limits on that authority, and, if so, whether this Court should act to constrain that authority.
Supreme Court, through amicus briefs filed on behalf of AARP.
The Court encourages amicus briefs only from persons who raise issues not addressed by the parties.
The LWVUS also joined in several amicus briefs to the Supreme Court on cases dealing with campaign finance issues, including Wisconsin Right to Life v.