Latest in Amicus Activity
NDRN Joins Amicus to Educate the Court about the Difficulties Faced by People with Disabilities in Transportation
August 23, 2019
NDRN joined 12 other disability rights organizations in an amicus in order to educate the court about the difficulties people with disabilities face using public transportation.Amicus Brief
- Justice System
August 21, 2019
NDRN joined an amicus by Disability Rights Florida and the Bazelon Center in support of a petition for certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court in seeking habeas relief in a death penalty case.Amicus Brief
- Justice System
July 19, 2019
NDRN joined an amicus authored by the firm Ropes and Gray pro bono supports a complaint filed by Disability Rights Montana, alleging that the Montana Dept. of Corrections violated the Eighth Amendment by providing inadequate mental health treatment, inappropriate discipline and placing prisoners with mental illness in solitary confinement.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.
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.
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