Amicus curiae

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An amicus curiae literally, "friend of the court", is an independent party that submits a brief to a court to alert it to issues not fully addressed by the plaintiffs or defendants, or to support one side of the case.[1]

Amicus curiae briefs are most often filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. An attorney must be a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court to file a brief there.

References

  1. Tech Law Journal http://www.techlawjournal.com/glossary/legal/amicus.htm Amicus Curiae
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