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Re: JMRI case -- Implementation of the Federal Circuit's Opinion

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: JMRI case -- Implementation of the Federal Circuit's Opinion
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 10:23:16 -0400
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Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Brief of Amicus Curiae

The Volokh Conspiracy legal blog recently had some good posts
on amicus briefs - what they're for, and why they should be short.
Well worth reading.

Amicus Briefs -- Why File Them?
    from chapter 12.2 of Federal Appellate Practice
    an amicus brief can provide...background for the issues[,]...
    the views of experts[,]...the practical effects of a particular
    outcome[,]...alternative legal ground for deciding the case.
    Courts often are influenced by the practical consequences of
    adopting one or another of the legal rules under consideration.
    That is particularly true in “highly technical” cases in which
    decisions by generalist judges may have “a tremendous impact on
    people and institutions in the real world.”

Less Is More in Amicus Briefs

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