Latest in NDRN Amicus Activity
Fourth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Employer in ADA Transfer Case Despite Amicus Support from NDRN, P&As, and EEOC
November 19, 2020
On November 19, 2020, the Fourth Circuit in Elledge v. Lowe's Home Centers, LLC, ___F.3d___, 2020 WL 6750363 (4th Cir. Nov. 18, 2020) affirmed summary judgment for the employer.Amicus Brief
NDRN Joins Seven Disability Rights Organizations in Amicus Brief Responding to Alabama’s Emergency Motion to the U.S. Supreme Court Seeking to Stop Counties from Offering Curbside Voting
October 21, 2020
NDRN joined the American Diabetes Association and several other disability rights organizations in an amicus in Merrill v. People First of Alabama, in support of neither side.Amicus Brief
NDRN and Five Disability Rights Organizations file Amicus Brief in Support of Expanding Access to Absentee Voting in Indiana During the COVID-19 Epidemic
October 6, 2020
On October 6, 2020, the Seventh Circuit in an expedited appeal in Tully v. Okeson held Indiana voting law did not violate the Twenty-sixth Amendment.Amicus Brief
Requests for NDRN to draft or join an amicus brief can be made by completing the following NDRN Amicus Request form. The requests will be submitted directly to Kenneth Shiotani, NDRN’s amicus coordinator.
Amicus requests are processed for review by NDRN’s Legal Strategy Working Group who must first review the request, and then the amicus brief itself, before NDRN may agree to sign-on to an amicus brief, or draft and file an amicus brief. It is important to submit an amicus request as far in advance of the due date as possible to allow NDRN to consider the request.
Factors influencing whether NDRN can grant a request include the importance of the issues to the P&A network, the procedural posture of the case, and the amount of time available for preparation and review of the amicus brief before it needs to be filed. See the NDRN amicus policy for additional information on the process and timeframe.
If NDRN accepts your request, it is contingent upon our Reviewers approving the amicus brief itself. We will need a draft of the amicus brief to be made available for review at least 5 business days before the amicus filing deadline in order for NDRN reviewers to have time to meaningfully review it.
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