Tuesday, March 27, 2012
An Amicus Brief Every American Should Read
If you have never read an Amicus Brief (explained below) read this one submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States for the Obamacare hearings that are going on today, March 27, 2012.
It's not difficult to read, don't let the title scare you off - you can handle it and you'll enjoy reading it too.
Why Reading this is Important
Our Supreme Court is unfortunately a political body just like the other two branches of government. The only way we are going to reign in any and all of them is if 'We the People' understand and speak 'their' language well enough to call bullshit on the shenanigans they pull...
What's an Amicus Curiae
An amicus curiae (also spelled amicus curiæ; plural amici curiae) is someone, not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information to assist a court in deciding a matter before it. The information provided may be a legal opinion in the form of a brief (which is called an amicus brief when offered by an amicus curiae), a testimony that has not been solicited by any of the parties, or a learned treatise on a matter that bears on the case. The decision on whether to admit the information lies at the discretion of the court. The phrase amicus curiae is legal Latin and literally means "friend of the court".
Read it here: BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE OF SENATOR RAND PAUL ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM COVERAGE PROVISION ISSUE IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENTS, URGING AFFIRMANCE
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