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Do We Really Know How to Say, 'Amicus Curiae?' - Appellate Practice News

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Appellate Practice News

Posted on: Aug 1, 2016

The phrase amicus curiae and its shortened form amicus raise several tricky linguistic questions. How are they pluralized? How are the singular and plural forms pronounced? What’s the preferred singular possessive form? Should the phrase be italicized? How often is the translation friend of the court used by comparison? What’s the history of the phrase in English? Read the full article from LawProse here.

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