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Amicus Curiae Briefs Filed in Record Numbers

By Isabel on August 28, 2013//Leave a comment

Amicus curiae, or friend of the court, briefs are presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it.

 

The U.S. Supreme Court had a 2012-13 term full of contentious cases on gay marriage, voting rights, race in college admissions and DNA, which had the effect of amicus briefs being filed at an unprecedented rate. Read on for more information.

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