March 20, 2008

No Pro-Business Bias in Amicus Briefs at US Supreme Court

Eugene Volokh points out that the number of amici briefs filed in "business" cases in the United States Supreme Court are roughly evenly divided between the "pro-business" and "pro-consumer" side, thus refuting a major claim made in the recent piece by Jeffrey Rosen. We blogged about this same issue previously here. Indeed, as we pointed out, the recent Exxon Valdez case shows the vast majority of amici briefs coming from the plaintiffs' side.