Prof. Fred E. Inbau Memorial
Amicus Curiae Center

The “friend of the court” program was begun in 1967 by AELE founder Fred E. Inbau (1909-1998). Since then, AELE has appeared as a “friend of the court” more than 100 times in the U. S. Supreme Court, and more than 40 times in state and federal courts.


Our principal interests are the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, e.g., search and seizure, exclusionary rule reform, and application of the Miranda decision. AELE briefs are typically joined by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Sheriffs Association (NSA). Other organizations such as the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) have joined us in many cases where our interests coincided. 


• Click here for a complete list of co-amici organizations.


• To read an article on the “History, Purpose and Philosophy of Amicus Advocacy,” click here.


Click the link, to view:


• A list of pending and/or recent briefs filed by AELE.


• “Scoreboard” of wins and losses in cases in which AELE filed briefs.


U.S. Supreme Court cases in which AELE filed or joined a brief.


Lower federal court cases in which AELE filed or joined a brief.


State court cases in which AELE filed or joined a brief.





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