Q: What is an amicus brief
Amicus or amicus curiae is Latin for a 'friend of the court.' An amicus curiae is not a litigant, but a party interested in the outcome of the case.
Amicus briefs are legal position statements that the interested party must first ask the court for, and receive, permission to file.
The amici curiae (plural) seek to influence and persuade the court to take a particular position in the case.
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