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Federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have long accepted briefs of amici curiae, “friends of the court,” as helpful—and sometimes indispensable—submissions that aid the courts greatly in crafting their opinions. That, of course, is not surprising. Though amici are not parties to the litigation, their interests may be directly affected by the rules announced by the court. Those rules will affect the outcome of litigation beyond the particulla case at hand and will...

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