Amicus Curiae Program

For more than 40 years, the Atlantic Legal Foundation has filed numerous concise, informative, and persuasive amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in key Supreme Court, federal court of appeals, and state appellate court cases involving legal issues that implicate one or more of the Foundation’s core advocacy areas: individual liberty, free enterprise, property rights, limited government, sound science, 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 participation in a particular case should complete and submit our Amicus Support Request form.

For additional information about the Amicus Curiae Program, please contact Atlantic Legal Foundation Chairman & President Dan Fisk ( or Senior Vice President & General Counsel Larry Ebner (

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

ALF Amicus Brief Urges Supreme Court To Limit Nationwide Class Actions

In Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 137 S. Ct. 1773 (2017), the Supreme Court held that for a state court to assert “specific personal jurisdiction” over the claims of out-of-state plaintiffs in a “mass-action” suit, there must be a substantial connection between the nonresident plaintiffs’ claims and […]

ALF Amicus Brief Supports Meaningful Judicial Review of SEC Constitutional Challenge

In light of recent Supreme Court decisions, there is a substantial question about whether SEC administrative enforcement proceedings, conducted by SEC Administrative Law Judges who can be removed only “for cause,” violate the separation of powers. This case asks the Supreme Court to decide whether  a constitutional challenge to the […]

ALF Amicus Letter Explains That Federal Law Preempts Roundup® Product Liability Suit

The personal-injury plaintiffs’ bar has filed a multitude of product liability suits around the United States alleging that Monsanto Company, the manufacturer of Roundup® weed control products, failed to warn of a cancer risk. Monsanto has asked the California Supreme Court to overturn the adverse judgment in one of these […]

Amicus Curiae Program