DRI Public Policy Center Proposes Elimination of Amicus Consent/Permission Requirement In Federal Courts of Appeals

January 6, 2023

On behalf of the DRI Center for Law and Public Policy, I have submitted a letter to the Judicial Conference’s Standing Committee recommending that Fed. R. App. P. 29(a) be amended to eliminate the requirement to obtain the parties’ consent, or the court’s permission, for filing amicus briefs. The Center’s recommendation follows the recent elimination of the corresponding requirement in the Supreme Court. Click here to read our letter.  Want a deeper dive? Read my Law360 op-ed.