Amicus Curiae – UPSC Prelims

Amicus Curiae:
  • An amicus curiae literally translates to “friend of the court”.
  • An amicus curiae is someone who is not a party to a case who assists a court by offering information, expertise, or insight that has a bearing on the issues in the case.
  • The decision on whether to consider an amicus brief lies within the discretion of the court.
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