Supreme Court Glossary of Terms

2019-03-18T18:47:19-05:00November 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Amicus curiae brief: "Friend of the court" brief; a brief filed by a person, group, or entity that is not a party to the case but nonetheless wishes to provide the court with its perspective on the issue before it.  The person or entity is called an "amicus"; the plural is "amici." Capital case: In a capital case, [...]