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 The amicus brief — a legal brief often filed by a party with a strong interest in a case to endorse one side — was submitted in support of the US Department of Justice’s challenge to the law on Monday., 13 Oct. 2021 Pesner said his group has joined an amicus brief, in part because younger Reform Jews have made gun control a focus since the deadly 2018 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Ron Kampeas,, 12 Oct. 2021 Last month, at least two dozen nonprofit advocacy groups joined to file an amicus brief in support of the children and the lawsuit after an attorney for DECS requested to have the suit dismissed. NBC News, 11 Oct. 2021 In an amicus brief filed in federal court in May, Canada said residents of Quebec and Ontario rely on Line 5 to fuel their cars and heat their homes. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 10 Oct. 2021 The Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press and the news organizations filed an amicus brief Friday asking the court to deny an injunction filed by the officers that seeks to block the release of public records that identify the officers. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Sep. 2021 In 2020, the Trump administration filed an amicus brief on behalf of the archdiocese. Julie Moreau, NBC News, 22 Sep. 2021 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

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Amicus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 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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