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12 Oct, 2017

Amicus Briefs: The Interest of Amicus Curiae Section and Footnote 1

2017-10-12T19:08:20+00:00October 12th, 2017|Tags: , |

Two of the most common pitfalls when drafting an amicus brief in the Supreme Court can be found on the first page: Interest of Amicus Curiae section and the required Footnote 1 information. Fortunately, these errors are easily remedied and can often be avoided. In this post, we will discuss how to best handle your [...]

25 Jul, 2017

Answers to Common Amicus Brief Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:16+00:00July 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Amicus Briefs are submitted by non-parties to a case as a way of introducing information and concerns to the Court, demonstrating that a case’s outcome may have wider effects beyond the immediate parties to the suit. They can provide valuable assistance to the Court in its deliberations by presenting an argument or citing authorities not [...]

23 Aug, 2016

Booklet Format Amicus Curiae Brief Checklist

2019-03-18T18:47:20+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , |

  Pilots are required to learn and use checklists for every aspect of flight, from preparing for take-off to dealing with equipment malfunction. It was a checklist that helped Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeffery Skiles safely land their US Airways flight in the Hudson River after the plane's engines were damaged by a [...]

25 Nov, 2015

Filing An Amicus Curiae Brief

2019-03-18T18:47:23+00:00November 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Amicus Curiae, or “Friend of the Court,” Briefs are submitted by non-parties to the case as a way of introducing information and concerns to the Court, often demonstrating that a case’s outcome may have wider effects beyond the immediate parties to the suit. Amicus Curiae Briefs can provide valuable assistance to the Court in its [...]

5 May, 2015

Should I File An Amicus Curiae Brief?

2019-03-18T18:47:28+00:00May 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

Amicus curiae briefs are submitted by non-parties to a case as a way of introducing information and concerns to the Court, demonstrating that a case’s outcome may have wider effects beyond the immediate parties to the suit. They can provide valuable assistance to the Court in its deliberations by presenting an argument or citing authorities [...]

19 Jun, 2014

Five Answers to Common Amicus Brief Questions

2019-03-18T18:47:35+00:00June 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Amicus Briefs are submitted by non-parties to a case as a way of introducing information and concerns to the Court, demonstrating that a case’s outcome may have wider effects beyond the immediate parties to the suit. They can provide valuable assistance to the Court in its deliberations by presenting an argument or citing authorities not found [...]