Like a trial lawyer who knowingly makes a remark before the jury that's sure to draw an objection, amicus curiae filers often seek to get the ear of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court before the procedural rules clearly allow, hoping to make an impression before the court decides the fate of the petition for review.
Amici's Early Appeals to Justices Fall on Deaf Ears - or Do They?
The Legal Intelligencer
October 30, 2012
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