Difference between revisions of "Amicus curiae brief"

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Meaning "friend of the the court in latin", an amicus breif is something submitted to a any given court by a third party out lining any given case.
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Meaning "friend of the court" in Latin, an amicus brief is something submitted to a court by a non-party to present arguments in a case.  Amicus curiae briefs are most commonly used in appellate rather than trial courts.

Revision as of 23:21, 16 January 2007

Meaning "friend of the court" in Latin, an amicus brief is something submitted to a court by a non-party to present arguments in a case. Amicus curiae briefs are most commonly used in appellate rather than trial courts.