Friend of the Court
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Definition of the noun friend of the court
What does friend of the court mean as a name of something?
- 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
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by David Schultz, John R. Vile
Amicus curiae (Latin, meaning “friend of the court”) is a term used for written legal arguments (called briefs) filed by persons and organizations not a party to a case before the U.S. Supreme Court but who nonetheless seek to influence the ...
by Artemus Ward, Christopher Brough, Robert Arnold
A brief filed by an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” who is not a party to the proceedings but may have an interest in the substance and the outcome of the case. The brief is usually favorable to the position of one of the parties, although ...
by Diagram Group
amicus curiae A Latin phrase meaning friend of the court, used to mean a person who advises a court but is not involved in the particular litigation. amour-propre A French phrase meaning self- love, ...
by Charles J. Russo
Once Brown was appealed to the Supreme Court, a variety of parties on both sides filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs trying to influence its outcome. In addition, the United States solicitor general submitted a brief, in the early stages ...
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union (1883)
With References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier
A friend of the court. One who, for the assistance of the ...
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union: With References to the Civil and other Systems of Foreign Law (1868)
By John Bouvier. I by John Bouvier
A friend of the court. One who, for the assistance of the court, ...
A Resource for Readers and Writers by Gabriel Adeleye, Kofi Acquah-Dadzie
A friend of the court. 1. General. A bystander who makes a suggestion or statement on a legal matter to assist the court. 2. Specific. A person (or government) who files a brief or argues orally before an appellate court on behalf of a party with ...
by Bonnie S. Fisher, Steven P. Lab
The Friend of the Court model utilizes CASA volunteers to serve as witnesses and impartial observers to case activities. These volunteers are not a party to the litigation. They act as information gatherers and are free to interview birth parents , ...
A Law Dictionary Containing Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern ... (1995)
by Henry Campbell Black
Lat A friend of the court; A by-stander (usually a counsellor) who interposes and volunteers information upon some matter of law in regard to which the judge is doubtful or mistaken, or upon a matter ...
Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)
by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver
Jack Lewin, filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief on Conant's behalf, presenting the argument that the Bush administration and the ...
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