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

ARK3DOE v. DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE ET AL. in Docket

ARK3DOE v. DIOCESE OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE ET AL. in Docket

This amicus brief was written as a response to Defendant diocese’s challenge of a victim’s ability to bring a child sex abuse claim under a pseudonym. Issues include why a victim’s privacy interests outweigh the presumption of openness in courts, the importance of pseudonyms to prevent harm to...

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DONALD J. TRUMP ET AL. v. PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL.

DONALD J. TRUMP ET AL. v. PENNSYLVANIA, ET AL.

This amicus brief was written in response to two government rules that reduce employees’ access to contraceptive insurance. Issues include whether the Government’s interpretation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act violates the Separation of Powers and whether the Government’s new rules...

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DIOCESE OF LUBBOCK

DIOCESE OF LUBBOCK

In Lubbock, the Diocese of Lubbock published an online list of priests credibly accused of sexually abusing a “minor,” including Respondent Jesus Guerrero. Mr. Guerrero is accused of having sexually abused an adult woman, whom the Church defines as a “minor” because of her mental capacity. The...

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AHMED v. WAHAN

AHMED v. WAHAN

This amicus brief was written in response to a trial court ruling to modify a parenting plan involving a child with disabilities, despite the trial court’s reliance on a Guardian Ad Litem report that did not prioritize feedback from current medical personnel. Issues include whether it is in the...

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STEVEN DOUGLAS ROCKETT v. N.S.

STEVEN DOUGLAS ROCKETT v. N.S.

This amicus brief was written as a response to Defendant’s argument that a conviction for an Attempt to Violate 18 USC § 2251, Sexual Exploitation of Children, does not count as a true violation for the purposes of 18 USC § 2255, the statute allowing victims of certain crimes to get a civil...

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