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    Amicus Curiae Case

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    What is an amicus curia? The term Amicus Curiae means “friend of the court”. Specifically, it is a person or group who is not a party to a lawsuit, but has a strong interest in the matter and will petition the court for permission to submit a brief in the action with the intent of influencing the court 's decision (Cornell School of Law, 1995). The briefs provided by the amicus curiae are important in the legal system since they provide insight on particular topics the judge may not be an expert on. Submission of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Court of Appeals of New York in order for the United States Supreme Court to allow admittance of a Brief of Amicus Curiae in support of the petitioners for the case of Tuck-It-Away Storage,…

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    sought by the Public Advocate or decline to make such declarations’. c) Provide at least one example of where the Court applied a principle of interpretation (Latin maxim, presumption or rule of semantic construction) and explain how this assisted the Court’s reasoning. The Court applied Latin maxim by granting ‘amicus curiae’ leave by the Court to submit amicus briefs on matters concerning the medical provision of treatment. The amicus curiae assisted the Court’s reasoning by helping to…

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    clearly outlines the social fact framework, as used in Behuniak’s (2003) research, and analyzes the relevant social fact themes which arose in PAS cases in the United States, these social fact themes were not found in my dataset. This result section will elaborate on the social facts that were found in the Rodriguez v. British Columbia case (1993), the Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) (2012) case, and/or the appellant and intervener factum concerning the Lee Carter, et al. v. Attorney General…

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    Amicus Brief

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    The individuals and organizations who decide to file an amicus brief must adhere to the specific regulations and guidelines, which are set by the United States Supreme Court. To file an amicus brief, the interested individual and or group must previously receive permission of all parties involved in the case, which is being heard. Although, “the United States Solicitor General, government agencies, and local or state governments do not have to seek permission to file” an amicus brief (Salzman;…

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    committees play a significant role in elections because they take care of the campaign funds of candidates. The more money the political action committee has, the better. Along with influencing elections, interest groups also effect the government in several ways, including issue networking, iron triangle, and amicus curiae briefs. Amicus curiae briefs, issue networks, and iron triangle impact the government through direct participation within different sectors of the government: the courts,…

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    Amici Curiae Case Study

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    his disability is not there. In ADHD the impact of adaptive functioning deficiency will vary as the child grows up because of “different expectations and demands for adjustment” (Goldstein et al. 2002, p.45). Ignoring intellectual disabilities may work for people who do not experience them, but it is a harder challenge for someone who has to live with the impairment day in and day out. The Brief of Amici Curiae, by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)…

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    Drafting and joining amicus curiae in support of other states is a routine but essential duty of the Indiana Attorney General’s Office, assigned to our solicitor general and funded in advance through our existing budget at no additional expense to…

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    decrease regulations thereby keeping the interest groups pleased and keeping congress at bay. An example of such a network would be the American Association of Retired People (AARP), working alongside of the Social Security Administration and the House Subcommittee on Aging to set a government strategy for Social Security in America . Many people believe Iron Triangles such as these to be the real government in the United States, because without these networks of organizations working together…

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    of petitions. Each justice is permitted to hire up to four clerks, usually graduates of the country’s most prestigious law schools, who spend a year or two at the court. Most Justices retain clerks who agree with them ideologically in the hope that they will read certiorari petitions the same way the justice would. Deciding whether to hear a case is itself a major decision-and one fraught with political strategy. In selecting cases for resolution, the justices economize by paying close attention…

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    Strategic Theory Summary

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    In particular, judges will modify their voting patterns to help guard against the threat of reversal done by the Supreme Court. To test whether the theory holds weight or not, Bowie and Songer (2009) hypothesize that there are positive and negative case characteristics that lead to a cert being accepted or denied by the Supreme Court. The authors define positive case characteristics as: “cases that involve the interpretation of the constitution or federal statute”, “the presence of amicus…

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