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AMICUS

Austrian Multicentre Isradipine CUm Spirapril study. A clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of isradipine in treating mild/moderate hypertension in a primary care setting.
Conclusion Blood pressure normalised in 80.5% of patients, with lower isradipine dose in 45%, higher isradipine dose in 36%, and with isradipine plus spirapril or pindolol in 18.5%.
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Formal Recognition of Amicus Briefs in Civil Law Courts
Latin America, in particular, has seen a number of court systems alter their procedural rules to formally accept amicus briefs.
Across the Atlantic, the national courts of every member state of the European Union must recognize a form of amicus participation: under European Council regulations, the antitrust authorities of the member states as well as the European Commission may submit written observations to national courts on proceedings related to antitrust.
29, which concerns amicus curiae briefs, was amended in 2010 to add disclosure requirements concerning authorship and funding.
The amicus brief "should get right to the additional information the amicus believes will assist the court.
We agree with [the] position that amicus is not at liberty to inject new issues in a proceeding; however, amicus is not confined solely to arguing the parties' theories in support of a particular issue.
As a byproduct of these studies, several theories have emerged concerning the manner in which amicus briefs affect the decisionmaking process of courts.
In contrast, two other theories have emerged arguing that amicus curiae briefs do have a quantifiable effect on judicial decisionmaking: the information theory and the affected groups theory.
The affected groups theory suggests that amicus briefs have utility, not from their legal arguments, but simply from being filed.
Testimony before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States House of Representatives (May 24, 2005) (transcript available in amicus TEI's offices).
Part I below reviews the procedural rules governing amicus briefs; Part II discusses the role of amicus briefs and their subject matter; and Part III addresses the specific sections of amicus briefs.
Rule 37 of the Rules of the Supreme Court specifically addresses amicus practice, but you should also study Rule 29 (on filing and service), Rule 30 (on computation of time) and Rule 33 (on document formatting, including page limits and cover colors).