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  Amicus curiae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
"An amicus curiae 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 curiae is desirable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amicus_curiae   (488 words)

 Amicus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amicus is the United Kingdom's second-largest trade union, and the largest private sector union, formed by the merger of several unions including MSF (Manufacturing Science and Finance) and the AEEU (Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union) agreed in 2001.
Amicus also organises in both parts of Ireland and is affiliated to the UK Trades Union Congress and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
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   (1111 words)

 Amicus curiæ: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amicus curiæ (Latin[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] for friend of the court; plural amici curiæ) brief brief (law) quick summary:
"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   (1313 words)

 SUPREME COURT RULES - Rule 37   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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)

 NCLN Amicus Curiae in Support of Michael New
Amicus Curiae National Citizens Legal Network (NCLN) is a project of Citizens United Foundation,1 and it is the instrument through which Citizens United Foundation advances its views in the courts.
Therefore, this amicus curiae believes, with the petitioner, that the court of appeals’ decision should be reversed.
The amicus curiae requested and received the written consents of the parties to the filing of this brief.
www.mikenew.com /newbrief.html   (2974 words)

 GTLA Amicus Curiae
GTLA's Amicus Curiae Committee exists to submit briefs in favor of or against positions taken in the courts consistent with the interests of this organization.
The Amicus Curiae Committee determines whether to submit a brief by a majority vote of its members.
In case of a vote for amicus assistance, a GTLA member will be assigned to write an amicus brief and this writer will then coordinate efforts with the member who requested intervention.
gtla.org /public/amicus   (2055 words)

Examining the emergence of amicus curiae in international dispute settlement—specifically the controversy over amici participation in the WTO Asbestos case—the Article concludes that both private actor participation in international law and the exercise of law-making authorities by international organizations has occurred, and can only continue to occur, with the consent of states.
By examining the case of the amicus curiae more closely, however, it becomes clear that it need not serve as further evidence of the erosion of sovereignty; to the contrary, one can view these developments as confirming sovereignty’s continuing vitality.
Even where the participation is limited to an amicus role, international tribunals have looked to their constitutive instruments to determine whether the states that created those instruments either expressly or tacitly authorized them to involve private actors in the proceedings.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/law/lwsch/journals/bciclr/25_2/04_TXT.htm   (4547 words)

 International Task Force - Amicus Curiae Brief
Amicus curiae, the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (ITF), is an international leader in the debate over assisted suicide and euthanasia.
This amicus brief will be of particular assistance to the Court since it clarifies the interstate nature of activities under the ODWDA, which is relevant to maintaining a national standard for dispensing federally controlled substances.
While amicus believes that permitting assisted suicide in policy or in law is tragic for patients, dangerous for society and bad public policy, this case is not about overturning Oregon's law permitting assisted suicide.
www.internationaltaskforce.org /amicus_curiae_brief.htm   (6064 words)

 Dale Press Kit: Amicus Curiae ACLU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amicus curiae American Association of School Administrators (AASA), founded in 1865, is one of the nation's oldest professional organizations for educational leaders.
Amicus curiae San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is a school district with a student population of 141,000 served by 180 schools and a budget of over $900 million.
Amicus curiae San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is a school district with a student population of 66,000 and a budget of over $500 million.
www.lambdalegal.org /sections/sections/dalepresskit/amicusschools.html   (8512 words)

 Contra Cabal 806-31-20 - Washington State Court of Appeals - Amicus Curiae Briefs
Amicus curiae briefs commonly address matters of broad public interest and establish the interests of third parties.
Amici curiae use their own attorneys licensed in the State of Washington to express professional or ethical concerns based upon the appellate briefs filed with the court.
The amicus curiae briefs give the appellate court notice of the extraordinary international concern about this case.
www.contracabal.org /806-31-20.html   (1697 words)

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iii INTEREST OF AMICUS CURIAE The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization devoted solely to the protection of free speech and free press.
Finally, amicus urges affirmance of the district court's conclusion that the challenged licensing scheme imposes an impermissible prior restraint.
CONCLUSION For the forgoing reasons, amicus respectfully urges this Court to affirm the judgment of the district court.
cr.yp.to /export/1997/1110-wheeler.txt   (3705 words)

 "Amicus Curiae" Defined
And any one, as amicus curia, may make an application to the court in favor of an infant, though he be no relation.
Reproductive Services, amicus curiae briefs were filed by hundreds of pro-choice and anti-abortion organizations.
The court may give the arguments in the amicus curiae brief as much or as little weight as it chooses.
www.lectlaw.com /def/a048.htm   (196 words)

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Amicus Curiae is the official journal of both the Society for Advanced Legal Studies and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
Amicus Curiae will, we are sure, become an important vehicle for raising and exploring issues, primarily of a topical nature, which can then be taken further by the Society and Institute.
Amicus Curiae is issued free of charge to members of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies (SALS).
ials.sas.ac.uk /publish/amicus/amicus.htm   (532 words)

 Amicus Curiae - Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Amicus Curiae filed on behalf of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
The Court of Appeals affirmed, on the prosecution’s appeal, a sentence of three years’ probation with the first year to be served in jail, where all but 60 days were suspended and credit for 61 days was given.
The Court also invited groups interested in the determination of the issues to move for permission to file briefs amicus curiae.
www.sado.org /amicus/amicuslist.htm   (2220 words)

 An Orthodox View of Abortion: The Amicus Curiae Submitted to the Supreme Court
The Holy Orthodox Church respectfully submits this brief amicus curiae on behalf of itself and its members.
Amicus curiae adopts the statement of the case and the statement of the facts as set out in the Appellants’ Brief.
Amicus does not suggest to this Court that the theology or canons of the Orthodox Church, or of any other religious body, should form the basis of American constitutional law.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /praxis/abortion.aspx   (4504 words)

 United States v. Timothy Emerson, Potowmack Institute, amicus curiae, Second Amendment
State of Alabama's amicus brief in support of the defense was filed December 20, 1999.
The amicus brief of Jews for the Preservation of Firearm Ownership, Women Against Gun Control, Southern States Police Benevolence Association in support of the defense was filed December 20, 1999.
David Kopel is quoted in the Potowmack Institute's amicus, page 12 and Appendix D: "The tools of political dissent should be privately owned and unregistered." This is an unequivocal statement of political consciousness and agenda to maintain a balance of power between a privately armed populace and any and all government.
www.potowmack.org /emeramic.html   (5261 words)

 Romer v. Evans et al.
Amici have publicly and formally urged the elimination of irrational discrimination against gay men and lesbians on many occasions.Beginning in 1975, the Council of Representatives of amicus American Psychological Association passed a series of resolutions urging that gay men and lesbians not be discriminated against in employment, housing, licensing, public accommodation, and child custody.
Amicus National Association of Social Workers has likewise formally opposed discrimination against gay men and lesbians.In 1977, the NASW adopted its first policy statement on gay issues,[14] which was subsequently revised and expanded in 1987[15] and again in 1993.
The declassification of homosexual orientation as a mental disease reflects the results of extensive research, conducted over three decades, showing that homosexual orientation is not a psychological maladjustment.
www.apa.org /pi/romer.html   (2219 words)

 Amicus Curiae
APA filed an amicus brief in this case, urging the court to adopt the "consistency doctrine" and add New Mexico to the growing number of states that recognize the comprehensive plan as law.
APA's amicus brief was drafted by Deborah Rosenthal, a member of the amicus committee, of Cox, Castle and Nicholson, LLP in Irvine, California.
APA's amicus brief was drafted by Professor Tom Roberts of Wake Forest University Law School and Edward Sullivan of Garvey, Schubert, Barer in Portland, Oregon.
www.planning.org /amicusbriefs   (1818 words)

 Wordcraft Archives, May 2005
The concept of an amicus curiae may be seen as an exception to general notions of standing.
amicus curiae (L. friend of the court)– a person who, though not a party to a lawsuit, is permitted to file a brief because of his strong interest in the legal issue
Amicus curiae participation is a staple of interest group activity in the U.S. Supreme Court.
wordcraft.infopop.cc /Archives/2005-5-May.htm   (6226 words)

 NEA v. Finley: Morality in Media (Amicus Brief) (1998)
Morality in Media, Inc. ("Amicus"), as Amicus Curiae, files this brief in support of the Petitioners in this case, which is before this Honorable Court on the merits under the provisions of Rule 37(3)(a).
Amicus first points out to this Honorable Court that the Respondents do not have a viable cause of action simply because they were applicants for a federal subsidy since there is no constitutional right to be subsidized by the american public.
Amicus next turns its attention to an analysis of the words "Respect for the Diverse Beliefs and Values of the American People" and suggests that any vagueness inherent in that phrase can be cured by the Court by authoritative construction.
www.csulb.edu /~jvancamp/doc9.html   (4839 words)

 Harrington Thompson Acker & Harrington - UTU Submits Amicus Curiae Brief with Illinois Supreme Court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The brief was filed by HTAH on behalf of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association as amicus curiae, or friend of the court, in the case of Paulette Chandler, et al.
As the attorneys for amicus curiae, HTAH argued that the railroad should not be permitted to hide behind an antiquated legal presumption, especially if conditions at the crossing have changed over time and there is a serious risk of harm to the motoring public and train crews.
The lawyers at HTAH were proud to volunteer their time in this case as attorneys for amicus curiae in an ongoing effort to promote safety in the railroad industry.
www.harringtonlaw.com /news/UTU.AmicasCuriae.030521.html   (300 words)

 The Prejudicial Effect
Amicus & I found (and signed the lease papers for) a beautiful townhome in Park City.
Amicus and I are going to Disneyland with my whole family, which will be fun since our nephews and niece haven't been before.
Just in case there was still any doubt about the hovel of leftist casuistry that is the Los Angeles Times, please allow this article by Joel Stein to clear the air (registration might be required).
usdlaw.blogspot.com   (7039 words)

 Definition: Amicus Curiae.
Amicus Curiae briefs are filed in many Supreme Court matters, both at the Petition for Writ of Certiorari stage, and when the Court is deciding a case on its merits.
Some studies have shown a positive correlation between number of amicus briefs filed in support of granting certiorari, and the Court's decision to grant certiorari.
Some friend of the court briefs provide valuable information about legal arguments, or how a case might affect people other than the parties to the case.
www.techlawjournal.com /glossary/legal/amicus.htm   (272 words)

 AMICUS CURIAE - LoveToKnow Article on AMICUS CURIAE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
AMIDINES, in organic chemistry, the name given to compounds of general formula R-C: (NH)- NH2, which maybe considered as derived from the acid-amides by replacement of oxygen by the divalent imino (= NH) group.
To properly cite this AMICUS CURIAE article in your work, copy the complete reference below:
www.75.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AM/AMICUS_CURIAE.htm   (412 words)

 Eagle Forum's Amicus Curiae Briefs -- December 2001 Phyllis Schlafly Report
Eagle Forum filed amicus curiae briefs in ten key cases defending conservative principles and supplementing arguments made by the parties in the cases.
At least 67 liberal or feminist organizations filed amicus briefs on their side, but only a couple of amicus briefs were filed on the constitutional side.
It is so important for citizens who believe in our Constitution and the Rule of Law to present the courts with amicus curiae briefs advocating conservative positions before the courts make their decisions.
www.eagleforum.org /psr/2001/dec01/psrdec01.shtml   (3020 words)

 Selman v. Cobb County School District: Amicus Curiae of Several Pro-Evolution Groups
This is the Amicus Curiae (friend of the Court) brief filed during the
Many educators, including amici, are familiar with the average citizen’s lack of education or training in evolutionary biology.
Religious interest groups opposed to modern science take advantage of this ignorance to promulgate confusion, as they have done in the amicus curiae brief filed in support of the plaintiffs.
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/cobb/citizensforscience.html   (2334 words)

 Docket for 04-108
Consent to the filing of amicus briefs in support of either party received from counsel for the respondent.
Brief amicus curiae of John Norquist, President of Congress for New Urbanism filed.
Petitioners opposition to motion of Connecticut for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument.
www.supremecourtus.gov /docket/04-108.htm   (857 words)

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