Amicus curiae briefs can play an important role in Supreme Court advocacy by bringing relevant facts and argument to the Court’s attention that the parties have not addressed. Therefore, Amici have a unique opportunity to shape the outcome of a decision. The incidence of Amicus curiae participation in the Supreme Court has increased dramatically over [...]
The U.S. Supreme Court adopted changes to its rules this week that reduce the number of words allowed in merits briefs and require parties to identify any lower court cases that are directly related to Supreme Court proceedings. The new rules go into effect July 1, 2019. Word limits: A revision to Rule 33.1(g) [...]
Today we filed a petition stage brief in No. 15-955; J. Carl Cooper, et al. v. Michelle K. Lee, et al. The Brief of Professor Adam Mossoff as Amicus Curiae in Support of the Petitioners is available here. Counsel of Record is Andrew J. Dhuey.
Public interest groups, legal clinics, and state Attorneys General file amicus briefs in the Supreme Court to provide data and perspective to the Justices to assist in deciding complex cases. For example, a well-crafted amicus brief can present argument or cite authorities not found in the parties’ briefs, and can play an important role in [...]