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 info@childusa.org.

BRIEFS

AMANDA BRANDT v. ROY POMPA

AMANDA BRANDT v. ROY POMPA

In July 2021, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted a petition to consider whether the cap on non-economic damages for child sexual abuse claims is unconstitutional. CHILD USA and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children wrote this amicus brief, arguing that Ohio’s cap on...

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WE THE PATRIOTS USA, INC.; CT FREEDOM ALLIANCE, LLC; CONSTANTINA LORA; MIRIAM HIDALGO; ASMA ELIDRISSI v. CONNECTICUT OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT; CONNECTICUT STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH; BETHEL BOARD OF EDUCATION; GLASTONBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION; STAMFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION

WE THE PATRIOTS USA, INC.; CT FREEDOM ALLIANCE, LLC; CONSTANTINA LORA; MIRIAM HIDALGO; ASMA ELIDRISSI v. CONNECTICUT OFFICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT; CONNECTICUT STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH; BETHEL BOARD OF EDUCATION; GLASTONBURY BOARD OF EDUCATION; STAMFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION

Connecticut law requires that students receive certain vaccinations prior to enrollment in public or private school and removed a religious exemption to that law on April 28, 2021.  Plaintiffs in this case have argued that that the broad and neutrally applicable vaccine requirement designed to...

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MAHANOY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT v. B.L.

MAHANOY AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT v. B.L.

CHILD USA signed onto this amicus brief in support of Plaintiff’s argument that off-campus speech that is neither threatening nor harassing should not be entitled to First Amendment protection. In this case, Plaintiff made non-threatening, non-harassing statements using a social media account...

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