Amicus Curiae Brief

Prediction

  1. What do you think amicus curiae brief means? Pro-tip, it's not a kind of underwear.

  2. Use amicus curiae brief in a sentence.

  3. Think of an example of amicus curiae brief in current events:

  4. Find an image of amicus curiae brief:

 
 

Definition

Amicus Curiae Brief Literally, a "friend of the court" brief, filed by an individual or organization to present arguments in addition to those presented by the immediate parties to a case.  Frequently, a person or group who is not a party to a lawsuit, but has a strong interest in the matter, will petition the court for permission to submit a brief in the action with the intent of influencing the court's decision.

Sentence

Although it was not directly involved in the case, Exxon filed an amicus brief on behalf of the state of Michigan in support of affirmative action.

Example

Yahoo Joins List of Tech Firms Challenging Travel Ban

Image

How the heck do you say it???

 

Question(s)

  1. Now that you know how to say it, what does amicus curiae mean?

  2. Why would someone file an amicus curiae brief?

  3. How much do you think amicus briefs, or friend of the court briefs actually affect judgement in a case?