December 06, 2016 Articles

Amicus Committee Becomes Permanent Standing Committee

The inception of the Amicus Committee was a response to several notable cases before the U.S. Supreme Court involving the role, function, and independence of the judiciary.

By M.C. Sungaila and Drew Erteschik – December 6, 2016

In January 2014, the Judicial Division created the Amicus Committee to evaluate pending appellate cases with the potential to impact the judiciary and, when appropriate, to urge the ABA to file an amicus brief in those cases. Now, after a busy first two years, the Amicus Committee has become a permanent standing committee of the Judicial Division.

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