The United States as Amicus Curiae: Making Uncle Sam Your New Best Friend

By Lawrence S. EbnerOctober 1, 2011

The United States can be a party’s best friend—or worst foe—when it enters an appeal as amicus curiae. The attached article provides attorneys with some practical guidance about interacting with the U.S. Department of Justice when it is engaged in the process of deciding whether to participate in an appeal and/or what position to advocate on behalf of the United States as amicus curiae.