EPIC Amicus Curiae Briefs

EPIC frequently files amicus curiae, or "friend of the court", briefs in federal and state appellate cases concerning emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

We work closely with technical experts and legal scholars, members of the EPIC Advisory Board, on these briefs. EPIC's amicus briefs assist judges in their analyses of novel privacy issues, often involving new technology. Many of these cases are complex and technical. Judges often acknowledge EPIC's briefs in their opinions, and have expressed gratitude for EPIC's participation in important cases. EPIC's decision to participate as amicus in a particular case typically follows an extensive review of matters pending before federal and state courts.

Interested in potential amicus opportunities in pending privacy, civil liberties, and technology cases? Visit the EPIC Amicus Tracker.

Search results for: First Amendment

Americans for Prosperity Found. v. Becerra 16-55727, 16-55786
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | First Amendment

Whether the First Amendment Protects the Privacy of Donors in Charitable Giving


In re National Security Letter 9th Cir. ___
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | First Amendment

Whether the nondisclosure provision in the National Security Letter statute violates the First Amendment


Doe v. Reed 561 U. S. 186 (2010)
Supreme Court | First Amendment

Concerning the Compelled Disclosure of Petition Signatures


Peterson v. NTIA 06-1548
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit | First Amendment

Concerning Privacy for Domain Name Holders


Gonzales v. Doe 449 F. 3d 415 (2nd Cir. 2006)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit | First Amendment

Concerning National Security Letters


Forensic Advisors, Inc. v. Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. 907 A.2d 855 (2006)
Maryland Court of Appeals | First Amendment

Concerning Subscriber List Privacy


Watchtower Bible v. Stratton 536 U. S. 150 (2002)
Supreme Court | First Amendment

Concerning Anonymity and the First Amendment


Bernstein v. U.S. Dept of Commerce 97-16686
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | First Amendment

Concerning Crypto Export Controls


Junger v. Daley 209 F.3d 481 (6th Cir. 2000)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit | First Amendment

Concerning Crypto Export Controls