friend of the court


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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.friend of the court - an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the casefriend of the court - 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 "friend of the court" decree -- also known as an "amicus curiae brief" -- can be filed by a party which has a special interest in the case, but is not linked or solicited by the parties involved.
Cory Andrews, an attorney for the Washington Legal Foundation, which has filed its own friend of the court brief in the case, told TheWrap the move was not that unusual.
DaimlerChrysler, the case challenging Ohio's manufacturing investment tax credit, in which Tax Executives Institute filed a "friend of the court" brief.
NAA/NMHC and several other real estate groups have filed a "friend of the court" brief in two cases before the Supreme Court questioning whether the federal government can regulate "isolated wetlands" that are only connected to lakes and rivers via man-made ditches or drains (Rapanos v.
In consideration of the stigma this criminal conviction could attach to all Andersen employees and believing that other CPAs, even those working in the private company arena, might likewise be subject to the statute that laid the foundation for the government's case, the AICPA filed a brief, amicus curiae (as a friend of the court), in the Supreme Court.