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Meaning "friend of the court" in [[Latin]], an '''amicus curiae 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 court|appellate]] rather than [[trial court]]s.
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An '''[[amicus curiae]]''' ("friend of the court" in [[Latin]]) brief is a brief submitted to a court by a non-party to present arguments in a case.  Amicus curiae briefs are most commonly used in [[Appellate court|appellate]] rather than [[trial court]]s.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 06:49, 18 October 2013

An amicus curiae ("friend of the court" in Latin) brief is a brief 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.