Legal News of the Day: Top Friends of the Court

A new SCOTUSblog article has released its rankings from a review of all the cert.-stage amicus briefs filed between May of 2009 and August of 2012.  To come up with the rankings, the review looked at the number of amici filed by parties and  those parties’ success rates (by looking at the percentage of petitions supported that were granted or denied).

Who came out on top?  The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, who filed 54 briefs, with a 32% success rate.  Rounding out the top 5 was the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Pacific Legal Foundation, the Cato Institute, and the Washington Legal Foundation.

For the full article, go here.