Amicus

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Amicus

(ˈæmɪkəs)
n
(in Britain) a trade union representing workers in manufacturing industries, now part of Unite
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The second sort is of those, that engage courts in quarrels of jurisdiction, and are not truly amici curiae, but parasiti curiae, in puffing a court up beyond her bounds, for their own scraps and advantage.
Kehinde who stated that the above enumerated Amici Curiae has been listed because they are major legal giant in the legal profession and added that the complainant has nothing to lose if the application is granted and a wholesome consideration is giving to this conundrum which has the insidious capacity to completely annihilate not only the nation's democracy but also the bar and the bench.
The amici curiae included professor Dr Hafiz Hassan Madni from the Institute of Islamic Studies at University of Punjab in Lahore; Dr Mohsin Naqvi, ex-Council of Islamic Ideology (COII) member; Professor Dr Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman member COII; and Mufti Muhammad Hussain Khalil Khel from Karachi as amicus to render their assistance on the proposed questions.
Na perspectiva da jurisdicao constitucional, com a crescente objetivacao dos processos, um tema extremamente relevante e que tem se mostrado muito controvertido no ambito do Supremo Tribunal Federal e a intervencao dos amici curiae em mandados de seguranca e em mandados de injuncao.
At a press conference, the high court designated as amici curiae or friends of the court Architect Emmanuel Cuntapay of the Department of Public Works and Highways, an expert on the National Building Code, as designated by the DPWH and a representative from the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board.
The definition performs reasonably well at formalizing intuitive categorizations of different actors as amici curiae. For example, the definition includes third-party submissions to adjudicatory proceedings at the World Trade Organization (WTO) at both the panel and Appellate Body levels.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Amici Curiae is plural for Amicus Curiae which literally means 'friend of the court'.
The SHC added that if there was no such reformative legislation, the relevant authorities were expected to initiate a process for proper legislation and also appoint two lawyers as amici curiae (friends of court).
The federal government representative and amici curiae (friends of the court) had argued in the favour of the petitioner whereas the Sindh government had opposed the idea in the court.