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 government, sound science, 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 form 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 Brief Supports Broad Protection For In-House Attorney-Client Communications

In Re Grand Jury, No. 21-1397 (Supreme Court) (merits stage)

November 23, 2022

ALF Amicus Brief Argues That School District’s Transgender Student Policy Violates Parental Rights

Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District, No. 22-2927 (8th Cir.)

November 9, 2022

ALF Urges Supreme Court To Decide Whether COVID Liability Suits Are Removable To Federal Court

Glenhaven Healthcare LLC v. Saldana, No. 22-192 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

September 14, 2022

ALF Urges Supreme Court To Overrule Century-Old Precedent On General Personal Jurisdiction Over Corporate Defendants

Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., No. 21-1168 (Supreme Court) (merits stage)

August 29, 2022

ALF & DRI Argue That Damages Suits Involving the “Global Tort” of Causing Climate Change Belong in Federal, Not State, Court

Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. v. Board of County Commissioners of Boulder County, No. 21-1550 (Supreme Court ) (petition stage)

July 7, 2022

ALF Argues SEC Lacks Expertise To Rule On Its Own Constitutionality

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Cochran, No. 21-1239 (Supreme Court) (merits stage)

July 5, 2022

ALF Argues “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied” In FTC Constitutional Challenge

Axon Enterprise, Inc. v. Federal Trade Commission, No. 21-86 (merits stage)

May 16, 2022

First Amendment Scholars Urge Supreme Court To Review & Invalidate SEC “Gag Rule”

Romeril v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 21-1284 (Supreme Court) (petition stage)

April 22, 2022

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