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It was another big term for amicus curiae briefs at the high court

Sep 1, 2013, 08:30 am CDT


I have been involved with organizations that submitted amicus briefs. Sometimes, though, it seems the briefs are submitted more for the purpose of impressing the membership that the courts. In the case of Thomas deciding Fisher, amicus briefs may have even harmed their authors.

Research indicating how many briefs introduced novel arguments or evidence would be of interest.

(To make this a more useful conversation, I urge people to post partisan editorials on some other forum.)

By William Able on 2013 08 29, 4:30 pm CDT

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