friend of the court

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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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To a "friend of the court" letter submitted by the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Association in August, it has now added a legal brief on behalf of Tax Analysts.
Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel (USA-ITA) on some issues, my firm, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy LLP, was separately retained by a coalition of importers of cotton apparel to prepare an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in the United Foods case.
"Americans do not rely upon access to such a procedure to conduct their social or economic lives," the National Right to Life Committee says in a friend of the court brief on the case.
At the urging of Conway and Jerome Marcus, another young Federalist lawyer, a group of Federalist-affiliated law professors and constitutional lawyers had signed "friend of the court" briefs in 1994 supporting Jones' right to proceedings against the president while in office.
Americans United and allied groups filed a "friend of the court" brief in Santa Fe Independent School District v.
Appointed by Judge Jackson in 1997 to advise on issues arising from a 1995 consent decree, Professor Lessig's views have been commented upon favorably by the court, and his views were sought by the court in an "amicus" (friend of the court) brief, which was the subject of much questioning in the recent proceedings.
CSPI has filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief supporting Winfrey.