ami·​cus | \ ə-ˈmē-kəs How to pronounce amicus (audio) , -ˈmī- How to pronounce amicus (audio) \
plural amici\ ə-​ˈmē-​ˌkē How to pronounce amicus (audio) , -​ˈmī-​ˌsī \

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Recent Examples on the Web Former Attorney General Bill Barr is supporting a new amicus brief at the Supreme Court, led by Democratic attorney David Boies, opposing Maine's decision to block public tuition from flowing to students who choose to attend religious schools. Sam Dorman, Fox News, 10 Sep. 2021 In 2019, Duchin’s lab organized a group of mathematical and legal experts to file an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court about the new mathematical method. Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2021 The center was one of several organizations that filed an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in support of the Biden administration's decision to terminate the Migrant Protection Protocols. Rafael Carranza, The Arizona Republic, 31 Aug. 2021 But UC Berkeley law scholar Catherine Fisk, who filed an amicus brief in the case on behalf of the plaintiffs, said the companies could win a stay on the judge’s ruling in the next two weeks. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2021 Rokita filed an amicus brief Wednesday on behalf of Indiana and 14 other states arguing that the reinstatement of the policy should not be delayed. Kaitlin Lange, The Indianapolis Star, 19 Aug. 2021 The amicus brief was submitted by Clay McCall of the McCall Law Firm in Russellville. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, 16 Aug. 2021 Ivey and 11 other governors filed an amicus brief in support of Mississippi’s law. Mike Cason |, al, 5 Aug. 2021 With respect to litigation, the organization has submitted more than 70 amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts. Madeleine Carlisle, Time, 4 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of amicus

1943, in the meaning defined above

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22 Sep 2021

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“Amicus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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ami·​cus | \ ə-ˈmē-kəs, -ˈmī- How to pronounce amicus (audio) \
plural amici\ -​ˈmē-​ˌkē, -​ˈmī-​ˌsī How to pronounce amicus (audio) \

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