Why IJ Writes Amicus Briefs

IJ primarily works to change the law through our own litigation. But sometimes we also find it helpful to file amicus briefs in cases brought by others.

IJ’s amicus briefs may provide us with opportunities to present courts with legal arguments we have spent decades honing, or they may inform judges that the issue before them has broader consequences than they might otherwise have realized, as illustrated by IJ’s experience or strategic research in a particular area.

IJ’s amicus briefs have been cited by courts at every level and frequently help us ensure that our work has the broadest possible impact nationwide.

Through our amicus briefs, IJ brings our unique expertise and perspective to bear on cases that we are not litigating directly.

Recent Amicus Briefs

Rockett v. Eighmy

Rockett v. Eighmy

U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit

Craig v. Martin

Craig v. Martin

U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

J.W. v. Paley

J.W. v. Paley

5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Cope v. Cogdill

Cope v. Cogdill

5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Rios v. Redding

Rios v. Redding

10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

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