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This page provides access to all merits briefs filed in the courts of appeals by the Appellate Section since September 1, 1999, as well as selected briefs filed before that date.  Copies of briefs filed in the Supreme Court are available from the Office of the Solicitor General.

While we endeavor to ensure that the electronic copies of briefs on this site are complete and accurate (apart from formatting changes necessitated by the conversion to HTML or PDF format), errors or omissions may occur. The official text of any brief is the text filed with the court.

Many of the opinions referred to on this page are available on websites maintained by the courts or educational institutions. (Emory Law Library has a list of these sites.)  Where possible, references to judicial opinions include links to electronic versions of the opinion maintained by the court.  The Department of Justice exercises no control over these sites and provides links to the opinions only as a convenience for the readers of this page.

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General Information Appellate Section
 
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Diana K. Flynn
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Amicus curiae suggestions may be submitted to crt.amicus@usdoj.gov. Submissions should include case name, docket number, circuit/district court name, a brief description of the case and issue, and the current status if known.

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