amicus

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

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Between the administrations of Tong and Jepsen, Connecticut has filed 44 amicus briefs in cases involving the federal government since Trump took office and has sued in 29 others. Mark Pazniokas, courant.com, "Six months in, Attorney General William Tong has made President Trump a favorite target," 9 July 2019 Certainly, on the constitutional claims with regard to religious amicus. Fox News, "Corker on what foreign policy will look like under Pompeo," 29 Apr. 2018 Numerous environmental groups and public health experts have also filed amicus briefs on behalf of the plaintiffs. Julia Rosen, latimes.com, "Is it our constitutional right to live in a world safe from climate change?," 3 June 2019 Meanwhile, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is appearing in the case as an amicus, or friend-of-the-court. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "3D-printed gun activists set to face numerous US states in court," 21 Aug. 2018 Several Jewish groups, including HIAS, the Anti-Defamation League and American Jewish Committee had joined amicus briefs against the travel ban, while the Zionist Organization of America supported it. Jewish Journal, "Groups react to Supreme Court ruling on Trump's travel ban," 27 June 2018 More than a dozen amicus, or friend of the court, briefs were filed. Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds medical malpractice caps in case of Wisconsin woman who lost four limbs," 27 June 2018 At one point, the Supreme Court even wanted the solicitor general to weigh in — and the case became one of the Trump administration's first amicus briefs to the high court. Eriq Gardner, Billboard, "A Landmark Legal Battle Over a Toddler Dancing to Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy' Looks to Be Ending," 7 June 2018 The group also suggested allowing residents to file amicus briefs during the merit board process, providing additional information or perspective to board members. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Black community leaders criticize FOP message of 'comply now, complain later'," 30 May 2018

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1943, in the meaning defined above

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amicus

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

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