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Latin for "friend of the court." Plural is "amici curiae." Frequently, a person or group who is not a party to an action, but has a strong interest in the matter, will petition the court for permission to submit a brief in the action with the intent of...

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The term "sponsor" usually means to "petition for" permanent resident status on behalf of a foreign citizen. The sponsor may be a family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a U.S. employer or an American seeking to adopt an overseas...

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On January 27, 1986, Petitioner Patrick Wood attempted to rob a pizza shop with a revolver, killing an employee in the attempt. See Wood v. Milyard, 403 Fed.Appx. 335, 336 (10th Cir. 2010). Before Wood could escape, two other pizza-shop employees...