With Friends Like These: The Amicus Questions In Flynn Case

Law360 (May 15, 2020, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Most Law360 readers are familiar with amicus curiae, or "friend of the court," briefs, especially at the appellate level.

Organizations such as the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the Washington Legal Foundation and defense attorney group DRI regularly file amicus briefs that add perspective in U.S. Supreme Court and lower court appeals that raise legal issues important to their missions, members and supporters.

And every year the solicitor general of the United States files numerous amicus briefs on behalf of the United States — almost always at the invitation of the Supreme Court — in cases where the federal government is not...

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