Amicus Curiae Program

Since 1977, the Atlantic Legal Foundation has filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in key Supreme Court, federal court of appeals, and state appellate court cases involving legal issues that align with one or more of the Foundation’s core advocacy areas: individual liberty, free enterprise, property rights, limited and responsible government, sound science in judicial and regulatory proceedings, and effective education, including parental rights and school choice.

The Foundation continuously monitors appellate cases for possible amicus participation, and frequently is requested by litigating parties’ counsel to consider filing an amicus brief. Counsel who wish to request or recommend Atlantic Legal Foundation amicus support in a particular case should complete our Amicus Support Request and submit it to ALF email to ALF Executive Vice President & General Counsel Larry Ebner.

For additional information about the Amicus Curiae Program, please contact Mr. Ebner or Atlantic Legal Foundation Chairman & President Dan Fisk.

Recent Amicus Briefs

The Foundation’s most recent amicus filings are highlighted below. Please click on each case to read more.

ALF & DRI Argue That Civil RICO Excludes Claims For Personal Injury-Related Economic Harm

Medical Marijuana, Inc. v. Horn (23-365) (Supreme Court) (merits)

July 17, 2024

ALF Amicus Brief Supports Constitutional Challenge To Medicare “Drug Price Negotiation Program”

Bristol Myers Squibb Co. & Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Becerra, Nos. 24-1820 & 24-1821 (3rd Circuit)

July 16, 2024

ALF Urges Supreme Court To Uphold Parents’ Rights

Parents Protecting Our Children, UA v. Eau Claire Area School District, Wisconsin (Supreme Court) (petition)

June 26, 2024

ALF Amicus Brief Supports Constitutional Challenge To SEC “Gag Rule”

Powell v. United States Securities and Exchange Commission (9th Cir.) (24-1899)

June 24, 2024
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ALF Urges Supreme Court To Review & Reject Expansive View of Product Manufacturers’ Civil Aiding-and-Abetting Liability

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. v. Estados Unidos Mexicanos (23-1141) (Supreme Court) (petition)

May 15, 2024

ALF Urges Supreme Court To Decide Key Arbitration Issue

Great American Insurance Company v. Crystal Shores Owners Association, Inc. (23-1051) (Supreme Court) (petition)

April 22, 2024

ALF Argues That CAFA’s “Internal Affairs” Removal Exception Should Be Interpreted Narrowly

Country Mutual Insurance Co. v. Sudholt (23-1024) (Supreme Court) (petition)

April 18, 2024

ALF Urges Supreme Court To Apply Federal Evidence Rule 702 To Securities Fraud Complaints

NVIDIA Corp. v. E. Ohman J:or Fonder AB (23-970) (Supreme Court) (petition)

April 5, 2024

ALF Urges Supreme Court To Decide Whether Federal Law Precludes Climate Change Damages Suits

Sunoco LP v. City & County of Honolulu (23-947) & Shell PLC v. City & County of Honolulu (23-952) (Supreme Court) (petition)

March 26, 2024

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