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  • A written statement submitted in a trial or appellate proceeding that explains one side's legal and factual arguments.

    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1
    See also amicus curiae, docket

1United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Commonly Used Terms - U.S. Courts, http://­www.ca9.uscourts.gov/­content/­view.php?pk_id=0000000237 (last accessed May 28, 2009).