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Paul M. Collins

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195372144

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372144.001.0001

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Amicus Curiae Participation in the Supreme Court

Amicus Curiae Participation in the Supreme Court

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(p.37) CHAPTER 3 Amicus Curiae Participation in the Supreme Court
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Friends of the Supreme Court
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Paul M Collins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372144.003.0003

This chapter contains a detailed discussion of amicus curiae participation in the courts. It discusses the genesis of the amicus curiae in Roman law, to its current incarnation in the American legal system. It provides a treatment of the rules and norms governing amicus participation, presents empirical evidence regarding the frequency of amicus participation and the wide array of groups that file amicus curiae briefs, and analyzes the types of information interest groups provide Supreme Court justices. The chapter also discusses whether interest group participation in the Supreme Court is most consistent with pluralist or elitist theories of interest groups.

Keywords:   interest groups, Supreme Court, litigation, bias, elitism, pluralism, amicus curiae

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