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Latest in Amicus Activity

  • COVID-19

    NDRN Joins Over 30 Organizations in COVID-19 Pandemic Response Amicus

    May 13, 2020

    The case involved a dispute under Wisconsin state law of whether the state Department of Health exceeded its authority to extend its initial “safer at home” order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Amicus Brief
  • General

    NDRN Joins ACA Amicus

    May 13, 2020

    The amicus was filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in California v. Texas regarding the constitutionality and severability of the ACA.

    Amicus Brief
  • Community Integration

    NDRN Joins Amicus in Housing Case

    May 7, 2020

    NDRN joined five other civil rights organizations in an amicus brief in Francis v. Kings Park Manor in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Amicus Brief

Amicus Requests

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.

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.

Amicus requests are processed for review by NDRN’s Legal Strategy Subcommittee, which might take up to 10 calendar days for sign ons, and longer for requests asking NDRN to draft and file an amicus. It is important to submit amicus requests as far in advance of the due date as possible.

If NDRN accepts your request, it is contingent on our Reviewers approving the amicus brief. 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.

Please note: NDRN does NOT provide direct legal services or advice to individuals. If you are seeking legal services you must contact your state P&A. Any requests for individual legal services submitted here will not be fulfilled.

Amicus Request Form

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