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Can you file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court?

Can you file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court?

The opinions of the Court often refer to them. To a lesser extent, conservative public interest groups, such as the Mountain States Legal Foundation, also file amicus briefs in Supreme Court cases. In the 1981 Term, 231 amicus curiae briefs were filed in the Supreme Court by parties other than governmental litigants.

What role does an amicus curiae brief play in the Supreme Court?

Amicus curiae briefs (also known as friend of the court briefs) can play an important, and sometimes critical, role in appellate advocacy by bringing relevant facts and arguments to the court’s attention that the parties have not already addressed (see, for example, Sup. Ct. R. 37.1).

How do you get California Supreme Court briefs?

Briefs filed with the California Supreme Court since 1990, and with the California Courts of Appeal since 1996 can be retrieved by docket number or party name though the California Public Law Library Briefs’ Service, a Westlaw database.

How do I look up court cases in CA?

Visit the website of the courthouse where the case was filed and via the online services portal, click on the case information or case access portal to view court records. Input the required search criteria and hit the search button.

When to file an amicus curiae brief in California?

The answer must be filed within 30 days after either the court rules on the last timely filed application to file an amicus curiae brief or the time for filing applications to file an amicus curiae brief expires, whichever is later. The answer must be served on all parties and the amicus curiae.

What are the rules of the California Supreme Court?

(B) Every person or entity who made a monetary contribution intended to fund the preparation or submission of the brief, other than the amicus curiae, its members, or its counsel in the pending appeal. (4) The proposed brief must be served and must accompany the application and may be combined with it.

When to file an appellant’s opening brief in California?

(1) The appellant must serve and file an appellant’s opening brief within: (A) 30 days after the record-or the reporter’s transcript, after a rule 8.845 election in a civil case-is filed in the appellate division; or (B) 60 days after the filing of a rule 8.845 election in a civil case, if the appeal proceeds without a reporter’s transcript.

What are the rules for cross appeals in California?

Subdivision (a). Note that the sequence and timing of briefing in appeals in which a party is both appellant and respondent (cross-appeals) are governed by rule 8.884. Typically, a cross-appellant’s combined respondent’s brief and opening brief must be filed within the time specified in (a) (2) for the respondent’s brief.