Amicus Brief

“Amicus Brief” or “Amicus Curia” are writings addressed to the Court, on the issues before it, by the persons with strong interest in or views on the issues, who are not a party to the action. We have selected this title to create a free tribunal and publish writings by our esteemed visiting colleagues who decide to use the “Culture Counts” to share their views with you. Use of “Amicus Brief” in ” Culture Counts” is symbolic only. It is one way to differentiate the contributions by our esteemed colleagues, form the issues and material presented by the “Culture Counts”. The opinions expressed belong to the authors, not “Culture Counts”.

1 comment to Amicus Brief

  • PRJO

    Phantom Retired Judicial Officer:
    “Amicus Brief” is Not Actual “Amicus Brief”

    I am bothered that you are calling a section “Amicus Briefs” or “Amicus Curia,” when the section won’t be holding actual amicus briefs. It’s just confusing, especially for lawyers. I was both confused and disappointed to discover that there are no briefs. I don’t necessarily have a good suggestion for what you might call that section, though “Thoughtful Outside Contributions” comes to mind. It’s descriptive but pathetic. I’m sure you guys could come up with a punchier title than I just did.

    (And that reminds me of a great cartoon showing two ancient men talking, and one was clearly a writer on a scroll. The other guy says, “I really like what you’ve written, but don’t you think you could come up with a punchier title than Deuteronomy?”)

    PRJO,
    Phantom Retired Judicial Officer

    [Admin: Use of “Amicus Brief” in ” Culture Counts” is symbolic only. It is one way to differentiate the “Thoughtful Outside Contributions” by our esteemed colleagues, from the issues and material presented by the “Culture Counts”. ]

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