Thursday, October 14, 2021

Amicus disclosures has Chamber of Commerce Opposes Tougher Amicus Disclosure Rules in Letter to Judiciary Rules Panel

  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is opposing suggested changes to a financial disclosure rule covering amicus briefs, saying broadening the reporting requirements will ”chill core First Amendment interests.”
  • The chamber, the largest corporate lobbying group in the country, sent a letter last week to the committee’s chairman, Judge Jay Bybee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, contending such an amendment would have no clear benefit.
  • A study by two Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer attorneys found that the 2019–20 Supreme Court term had more than 900 amicus briefs filed in argued cases, the second-highest number since the pair started tracking it in 2010.
Also, tonight's virtual event "Garden Party 2021" by the Western Center on Law & Poverty will honor retired 2/7 Justice Laurie Zelon. (Donate here.)

Today's DJ has Victims waited years for 3rd District decision to allow restitution, highlighting the serious consequences of appellate delay.