Monday, December 17, 2007
Amicus brief filed on behalf of Dr. Geoff Ames
Dr. Geoff Ames was investigated and charged, facing numerous serious sanctions, for demonstrating (but not using) an electro dermal testing device (EAV) to a patient. We felt that this action was so egregious that Washington Choice has prepared and filed with the Supreme Court a supporting legal document called an Amicus Brief. An Amicus Brief is filed with the courts when a specific case has broader implications than the single action in process. The Brief provides a way to draw attention and aid addressing the court on behalf of Dr. Ames’s appeal.
Amicus curiae, refers to someone, not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information on a point of law or some other aspect of the case to assist the court in deciding a matter before it. The information may be a legal opinion in the form of a brief – testimony that has not been solicited by any of the parties – or a learned treatise on a matter that bears on the case.