How does The American Legion usually get involved in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court?
By filing amicus curiae – "friend of the court" – briefs. The briefs are written to express the Legion’s position on cases that would make a significant difference to many veterans, or that the Legion sees as central to its core values and mission.
In recent years, the Legion has filed briefs on cases involving the Pledge of Allegiance, the Mojave Cross, military funerals and more. Media Manager Mark Seavey wrote an excellent in-depth piece on the Legion’s recent amicus curiae portfolio for the February 2012 issue of The American Legion Magazine. Visit the Legion’s Digital Archive for stored coverage of the briefs.