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  Amicus curiae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amicus curiae (Latin, plural amici curiae) is defined as, "A friend of the court.
Appellate cases are normally limited to the factual record and arguments coming from the lower court case under appeal, and attorneys focus on the facts and arguments most favorable to their clients.
Where a case may have broader implications, amicus curiae briefs are a way to introduce those concerns, so that the possibly broad legal effects of court decisions will not depend solely on the parties directly involved in the case.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amicus_curiae   (526 words)

 Amicus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amicus is Britain's second largest trade union, formed by the merger of MSF (Manufacturing Science and Finance) and the AEEU (Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union) agreed in 2001.
Amicus has a corporate office at 35 King Street in London's Covent Garden, and its main administrative centre is at Bromley in south-east London.
Amicus conferences are organised on a two-yearly cycle with national Policy Conferences taking place in odd-numbered years, and sectoral, national equality and regional branch conferences being held in the intervening years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amicus   (973 words)

 Amicus curiæ -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Occasionally, however, amicus curiæ are not opinions on the argument or on one part of the argument, but simply an academic perspective.
"An amicus curiæ brief that brings to the attention of the Court relevant matter not already brought to its attention by the parties may be of considerable help to the Court.
A motion for leave shall identify the interest of the applicant and shall state the reasons why a brief of an amicus curiæ is desirable.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/am/amicus_curi%e6.htm   (356 words)

 AMICUS BRIEF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The vast majority of amicus curiae briefs are filed by allies of litigants and duplicate the arguments made in the litigants’ briefs, in effect merely extending the length of the litigant's brief.
Many amicus briefs are written pro bono by lawyers trying to squeeze a project between the demands of paying clients, and the result is a hurriedly drafted brief that does not materially add to the presentation of the case.
Amicus briefs must comply with Rule 38.4 governing party briefs, which mean that an original amicus brief should not exceed 50 pages, and a reply amicus brief should not exceed 25 pages.
asih.net /amicus_brief.htm   (2586 words)

 GPMU Exutive recommends Amicus as merger Partner
Amicus have already indicated they will transfer some 20,000 of their members (technicians, engineers, electricians, publishing staff, white collar workers) currently employed in print, paper, packaging, newspapers and the media into the new sector.
Amicus and the GPMU appreciate that easy access for members to the democratic process of the Union is vital to the success of a modern representative organisation.
Amicus' structure encourages and empowers its' members to get involved through industrial sectors and special interest groups that are capable of reflecting individual aspirations.
www.poptel.org.uk /gpmu/news_amicus_merger.html   (1407 words)

 Federal Trade Commission - Legal Resources: Amicus Briefs
Amicus brief objecting to a proposed settlement that called for consumers to be compensated with coupons for $100 off their next new mortgage or refinancing within the next two years in a case involving allegations that Citicorp violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
In this amicus brief, the FTC argues that a district court erred in holding that, because a private association of secondary schools had been deemed a state actor for constitutional purposes, it was protected by the antitrust state action doctrine.
Amicus brief of the United States and the Federal Trade Commission, urging the reversal of a state supreme court order that upheld the dismissal of a state enforcement action against a for-profit telemarketer, where the telemarketer retained 85 percent of the funds ostensibly raised for charitable purposes and the state alleged intentional fraud.
www.ftc.gov /ogc/briefs.htm   (2898 words)

 OSCN Found Document:BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A brief of an amicus curiae which is confined to the issues raised by the parties and which does not exceed twenty-five (25) pages may be filed during the briefing cycle of an appeal if it is accompanied by written consent of all the parties.
The amicus curiae shall file a statement not to exceed five (5) pages which concisely discloses the nature and extent of the applicant's interest, and states questions of law which may not be presented adequately by the litigants, and the relevancy of these questions of law to the disposition of the cause.
Amicus curiae may be permitted to participate in the argument granted in the case by the Supreme Court upon motion showing extraordinary cause.
www.oscn.net /applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?citeid=73516   (767 words)

By tracking all amicus curiae participation in the Supreme Court between 1928 and 1980, they show that between 1970 and 1980 amici were present in 53.4 percent of U.S. Supreme Court cases, a dramatic increase from the 1.6 percent participation between 1928 and 1940.
Average involvement of course means that the amicus involvement in particular types of cases was even higher.6 This significant increase in amicus curiae participation over time led O'Connor and Epstein to infer that a Supreme Court responsive to interests outside of the formal parties had in fact developed since the time of Hakman's study.
In other words, presence of an amicus brief is a "cue" to justices that the issues in the case go beyond the interests of the parties to the suit.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4043/is_200401/ai_n9345869   (1190 words)

 Amicus Attorney ®   -   Overview
Amicus Attorney® refers to itself as "The Law Office on a Computer." It can be thought of as a Firm or Practice Management program that ties everything together automatically and presents it back to you in complete detail and thoroughly organized, so no details fall between the cracks.
Amicus Attorney® consists of three primary modules: Case files, Contacts, and the Calendar; and 3 secondary modules: Communications Center, Timesheets, and the Library.
Amicus provides a menu of choices for types of law interested in, or different sources to use to obtain the news.
www.henes.net /Amicus/Amicus_OverView.html   (505 words)

 NEWS Amicus Briefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The brief supports the decision of the Chancery Court of Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi that found the mandatory binding arbitration clause in the Sanderson Farms hatching egg contract was unenforceable.
On July 23, 2003, FLAG submitted an amicus brief on behalf of Minnesota Farmers Union in a case before the Minnesota Supreme Court that is determining the validity of a nationwide class action lawsuit filed by farmers.
On April 22, 2003, FLAG submitted an amicus brief on behalf of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and several other family farm organizations in a case before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals determining the validity of an Iowa statute prohibiting processors from owning, operating, or controlling livestock operations in the state.
www.flaginc.org /news/amicus/amicus.htm   (1947 words)

 Amicus - The Boys' Brigade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amicus is part of The Boys' Brigade family, which is the largest Christian uniformed youth organisation in the UK with a total membership of around 95,000 boys and leaders.
Amicus is less prescriptive than some of its counterparts and its members have a greater say in what happens and when.
Amicus Leaders are appointed by the local church on completion of Amicus Leader Training, their role being to co-ordinate group activities and programme but not necessarily to deliver it.
amicus.boys-brigade.org.uk /atozamicus.htm   (949 words)

 Amicus Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Association and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association filed three joint amicus briefs supporting Lehman Brothers', Credit Suisse First Boston's and UBS' requests to file interlocutory appeals of the bankruptcy court’s decision denying the companies' motions to dismiss an adversarial action by Enron in connection with settlement payments on its outstanding equity derivatives transactions.
The Association filed an amicus brief supporting a request to file an interlocutory appeal in the case.
An  amicus brief arguing against the existence of a “special relationship” between a bond underwriter and financial guaranty insurer that would allow the insurer to forego its own due diligence obligations.
www.bondmarkets.com /category.asp?catid=19   (187 words)

 ::Amicus Attorney::
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Amicus Attorney is a comprehensive solution for managing all the information, people, schedules, communications, documents and more on each of your client files.
Amicus Attorney integrates with some of the very best law office software on the market today, so that there is no duplication of effort.
www.bestlawfirm.com /amicus.htm   (993 words)

 Amicus Merge With Printing Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amicus is already a major force in the workplace but by increasing our membership and diversity by merger with GPMU, Amicus will enhance its' political and industrial influence.
Amicus represents workers in over 20 industries, from manufacturing and the National Health Service to the clergy.
Amicus is at the forefront of union campaigning on vital issues such as pensions, employment protection and skills training.
www.forrelease.com /D20041101/1135379.html   (180 words)

 Prisoners without Trials - Amicus Brief by the World Organization Against Torture USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WOAT received consent to file an amicus brief on the issues of jurisdiction and venue from Sharon Paul at the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Central District of Illinois, Springfield office on July 21, 2003.
We have filed amicus briefs in criminal cases applying these principles in Senegal, Belgium, Mexico, and the U.S., and have filed two civil tort liability cases in U.S. courts based on the principle of universal jurisdiction embodied in the Alien Tort Claims Act and the Torture Victims Protection Act.
Our amicus brief will provide information and legal analyses that would be relevant to the determination of how international legal standards and practices relate to the subjects and issues raised by the case at bar.
prisonerswithouttrials.net /cases/al_marri/Document.2004-04-17.5453722084   (4682 words)

 Do Judges Read Amicus Curiae Briefs? By Brendan I. Koerner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A record number of amicus curiae ("friend of the court") briefs were filed in the two cases challenging the University of Michigan's affirmative action policy, which the Supreme Court heard this morning.
Amicus briefs do matter, though they rarely, if ever, make or break a case.
The justices may not read each and every amicus brief in its entirety, but their clerks are adept at excerpting the meat of the most relevant ones.
slate.msn.com /id/2081006   (514 words)

 Amicus: The Studio that Dripped Blood
Amicus’ forte seemed to lie in the making of anthologies, although, the studio certainly didn’t limit itself to just anthologies.
Amicus films covered a little bit of everything, sci-fi, horror, psychological thrillers and fantasies and regardless if critics sang a film’s praises or not, the film-going public seemed to clamor for anything associated with Amicus.
Amicus hit the mark right on with this 1972 film and in my opinion, it's the anthology that all others can only be compared to.
www.houseofhorrors.com /amicus.htm   (1421 words)

 EFF: MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) DVD Cases Archive
Amicus Curiae of four law professors written in support of our entertainment industry opposition in the NY DVD case (Mar. 12, 2001).
Amicus brief of numerous programmers and academics, in support of 2600 appeal of injunction in MPAA's DVD/DeCSS lawsuit.
Amicus brief of educators who relay on fair use, in support of 2600 appeal of injunction in MPAA's DVD/DeCSS lawsuit.
www.eff.org /IP/Video/MPAA_DVD_cases   (2507 words)

 Products - Amicus
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An amicus curiae brief that does not serve this purpose burdens the Court, and its filing is not favored.
The motion, prepared as required by Rule 33.1 and as one document with the brief sought to be filed, shall be submitted within the time allowed for filing an amicus curiae brief, and shall indicate the party or parties who have withheld consent and state the nature of the movant's interest.
The amicus curiae brief shall specify whether consent was granted, and its cover shall identify the party supported or indicate whether it suggests affirmance or reversal.
www.law.cornell.edu /rules/supct/37.html   (466 words)

 Amicus Organising in Leicester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Garry became a Regional Officer for Amicus the union ten years ago, and took up his appointment in Leicester earlier this year, following a major reshuffle by the union in the East Midlands.
Amicus already has members in manufacturing, engineering, confectionery, universities, the clergy, the voluntary and not for profit sector and the health service within Leicester and is involved in particular in the major overhaul to pay and conditions in the NHS
Amicus has nearly 1.2million members nationally and over 50,000 members in the East Midlands in Manufacturing, the NHS, Universities, Voluntary Sector, Aerospace Industry and many other industries.
www.forrelease.com /D20041021/1130326.html   (321 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: Society and Culture: Trade Unions: Amicus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amicus College of Health Care Chaplains - A multi-faith, interdenominational professional organisation open to paid and voluntary recognised health care chaplaincy staff and to those with an interest in health care chaplaincy.
Amicus MSF University of Wales, Bangor Branch - Details of representatives and news from the University Council.
Amicus University of Exeter Branch 0358 - Trade union for technical and technical related staff at the University of Exeter.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/Society_and_Culture/Trade_Unions/Amicus   (902 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In his own behalf, Amicus has voted on several occasions for the Ashbrook Amendment to successive Treasury appropriations, as is explained more fully in the brief submitted herewith.
On behalf of his constituents, Amicus would show that there are many religious schools in his district which are threatened by the Service with loss of their tax exempt status pursuant to Court order in Green v.
Those constituents have been denied the right of intervention in that case and have requested Amicus to make all possible efforts on their behalf to make their position on the issues herein known to this Court and to all other authorities.
www.j-bradford-delong.net /movable_type/refs/Mozilla_Scrapbook2/lott.bju.amicus.brief.doc   (4823 words)

 Amicus - assisting lawyers for justice on death row - home
Amicus was set up in 1992 in memory of Andrew Lee Jones, who was executed in Louisiana in July 1991.
The charity aims to help provide legal representation for those awaiting capital trial and punishment in the US and raise awareness of potential abuses of their rights.
Amicus relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors to continue to support those facing the death penalty in the United States.
www.amicus-alj.org   (206 words)

The Amicus system is the most cost effective and accurate telematics solution best suited to meet ours and our customers needs.
Initially, Amicus VMS was developed to satisfy and address the needs and requirements of ground handling equipment/vehicles used within the airport sector providing both productivity and utilisation reports.
Further, the Amicus system can work in other vertical sector markets that include; commercial vehicles, car fleets, material handling and plant equipment providing an economical and scalable solution for any size of fleet.
www.amicusvms.com /newsmedia/22_feb_2005.php   (504 words)

Amicus, Britain's second largest trade union, was formed by the merger of MSF and AEEU on 1 January 2002.
The ITPA is an autonomous section of Amicus MSF section, established to look after the interests of our 12,000 members who are information technology professionals.
The ITPA was formed in June 1995, and aims to provide specialist advice and a network for IT professionals for the exchange of information on matters of common concern and interest.
www.amicus-itpa.org   (257 words)

 Amicus Briefs
NASAA Amicus Brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in the case of Nuveen v.
Motion for Amicus Curiae Brief in SEC v.
Amicus Curiae Brief in Texas Viaticals Case of Griffitts v.
www.nasaa.org /issues___answers/enforcement___legal_activity/968.cfm   (537 words)

 News Release-Amicus Attorney and Juris Software Integrate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amicus Attorney and Juris, when used in combination, offer an integrated practice management and accounting solution.
Time entries recorded in Amicus Attorney are transferred to Juris for billing.
The Juris link is available in Amicus Attorney IV Advanced and Client/Server editions and works with Juris 1.4.
www.juris.com /about/7_19_news_releases/amicus_juris_integrate.htm   (319 words)

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