The Amicus Advocacy Project

An amicus brief comes from the Latin term “amicus curiae” which means “friend of the court.” Although most amicus briefs are persuasively written to support one side of a case, they allow interested, third parties the chance to provide the court with information that is relevant and helpful to the case but that may not otherwise be brought to the court’s attention.

CHILD USA files amicus briefing in cases whose outcomes impact the civil rights of children. We have been delighted to work with numerous attorneys across the United States, and welcome partnerships with law firms to work on pro bono matters with us. 

If you are an attorney who needs amicus support or would like your firm to have the opportunity to work on cutting edge amicus briefs involving child protection, please contact us at [email protected]

BRIEFS

Doe v. Arizona Board of Regents, et al.

Doe v. Arizona Board of Regents, et al.

SOL Reform
1 CA-CV 21-0509

CHILD USA filed this brief in support of Plaintiff seeking reversal of the lower court's decision dismissing their child sexual abuse claims after concluding that the notice of claim requirements attached to government claims were still required for child sexual abuse claims that have been revived...

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JANE DOES 1-6, ET. AL. v. REDDIT

JANE DOES 1-6, ET. AL. v. REDDIT

First Amendment
NO. 8:21-CV-00768-JVS-KES

In this brief, CHILD USA urges the Ninth Circuit to revive a class action lawsuit against the website Reddit for facilitating and profiting from child pornography posted on their platform after a court determined that Reddit was immune from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency...

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BRIAN GARRETT, ET. AL., v. THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

BRIAN GARRETT, ET. AL., v. THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Title IX
No. 21-3972

CHILD USA drafted this brief seeking reversal of the District Court’s decision to dismiss the Title IX claims of plaintiff-survivors abused by OSU physician Richard Strauss as untimely. Plaintiff-survivors were abused from the 1970s to the 1990s and did not learn of OSU’s role in facilitating that...

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA ET AL. v. THE HONORABLE RANDALL WARNER ET AL./ BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA ET AL. v. THE HONORABLE BRADLEY ASTROWSKY

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA ET AL. v. THE HONORABLE RANDALL WARNER ET AL./ BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA ET AL. v. THE HONORABLE BRADLEY ASTROWSKY

SOL Reform
Nos. 1 CA-SA 21-0221, 1 CA-SA 21-0223

In 2019, the Arizona General Assembly passed the Arizona Child Protection Act that revived sexual abuse claims for 19 months. Defendant in this case challenged, amongst other points, the constitutionality of the revival provision. CHILD USA wrote this amicus brief, arguing that the revival window...

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LILI BERNARD v. WILLIAM COSBY

LILI BERNARD v. WILLIAM COSBY

SOL Reform
No. 2:21-CV-18566

In 2019, the New Jersey General Assembly passed N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2A:14-2b that revived sexual abuse claims for two years. Defendant in this case challenged, amongst other points, the constitutionality of the provision, particularly when it is applied to adult victims of sexual abuse. CHILD USA...

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