In November, On Point posted on The Amicus Machine, a study of amicus briefs filed in SCOTUS. Today’s edition of SCOWstats reports on amicus briefs in SCOW: how many are filed, who is filing them, and do they influence the discussion of the issues. Click SCOWstats to learn more.
Note that for criminal appeals Attorney Rob Henak (on behalf of WACDL) and the Remington Center are among SCOW’s “best friends” in that they file a fair number of amicus briefs and the justices engage them. Nice work!
Actually, Ellen Henak has done her share of the amicus briefs out of Henak Law Office since 2012, and far more than half of the moot courts that we have participated in for those attorneys who have cases pending before the SCOW. A number of other attorneys have done a nice job on amicus briefs for WACDL over the past several years as well.