Horvitz & Levy partner M.C. Sungaila has written an insightful article analyzing the increasing “prevalence and influence of amicus briefs.”
Amicus briefs “‘increase the likelihood of a grant of certiorari . . . and influences litigant success on the merits.’” The courts’ opinions regularly refer to issues raised in amicus briefs. In many cases, the opinions mention amicus briefs by name.
Not all amicus briefs are created equal. To find out who are the most influential amici and how their briefs can be the most persuasive, read M.C.’s engaging and effective article.