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a·mi·cus cu·ri·ae

 (ə-mē′kəs kyo͝or′ē-ī′)
n. pl. a·mi·ci curiae (ə-mē′kē)
A party that is not involved in a particular litigation but that is allowed by the court to advise it on a matter of law or policy directly affecting the litigation.

[Latin amīcus cūriae : amīcus, friend + cūriae, genitive of cūria, court.]

amicus curiae

(æˈmiːkʊs ˈkjʊərɪˌiː)
n, pl amici curiae (æˈmiːkaɪ)
(Law) law a person not directly engaged in a case who advises the court
[Latin, literally: friend of the court]

a•mi•cus cu•ri•ae

(əˈmaɪ kəs ˈkyʊər iˌi, əˈmi kəsˈkyʊər iˌaɪ)

n., pl. a•mi•ci cu•ri•ae (əˈmaɪ kaɪ ˈkyʊər iˌi, əˈmi ki ˈkyʊər iˌaɪ)
a person, not a party to the litigation, who advises the court on some matter before it.
[1605–15; < New Latin: friend of the court]

amicus curiae

A Latin phrase meaning friend of the court, used to mean a person who advises a court but is not involved in the particular litigation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amicus curiae - an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the caseamicus curiae - an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
adviser, advisor, consultant - an expert who gives advice; "an adviser helped students select their courses"; "the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"
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The decision to prepare an amicus brief is the responsibility of a Legal Task Force that is made up of representatives of the Big Seven, plus the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers (NIMLO).
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) today filed a critical amicus brief representing 113 members of Congress -- including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell -- and nearly 220,000 Americans -- urging a federal appeals court to declare President Obama's executive action on illegal immigration unlawful and unconstitutional.
With respect to the EPA decision, the amicus brief explains that the EPA's failure to require technological developments as a basis for revising existing MACT standards is contrary to [section] 112(d)(6) of the CAA, which directs EPA to "tak[e] into account developments in practices, processes and control technologies.
If you or your attorneys have any questions regarding NAA's Amicus Brief Program or the process of applying for amicus assistance, please contact John McDermott at jmcdermott@naahq.
University of Mabama Board of Trustees) in which ACS was asked to file an amicus brief, the organization has filed approximately 30 briefs, according to Mary Rouvelas, ACS's associate counsel.
The League has filed an amicus brief on the limits on sham issue ads, and has worked in cooperation with other organizations that have also filed amicus briefs on other aspects of the suit.
Red Hat joined a large group of companies in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court which explained that the burden of proof applied to invalidate patents impedes innovation and should be changed.
The ACLJ is deeply involved in the case and filed an amicus brief backing the legal challenge and requesting the court grant the preliminary injunction.
Philip Morris, a medical monitoring case in which ACA submitted an amicus brief urging the court to reject "medical monitoring" class actions under state law.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, announced today it has filed an amicus brief supporting a Michigan challenge to ObamaCare and urging a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling and declare the individual mandate provision - which forces Americans to purchase health care insurance - unconstitutional.
CAIR recently filed an amicus brief on inmate religious rights with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which is considering whether the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's (TDCJ) policy requiring direct supervision by a chaplain or outside volunteer of inmates who gather in groups for religious services is unconstitutional.
In May, ACA submitted an amicus brief in the case of Exxon Mobil Corp.