ALEC files and joins amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in
important federal and state court cases. Its amicus briefs advocate law
and policy positions grounded in the Jeffersonian principles of free
markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty.
ALEC’s amicus efforts are especially geared toward cases
implicating both Jeffersonian principles and ALEC policies embodied in
its model legislation.
ALEC assists courts of law by providing the unique institutional
perspective of state legislators. This perspective is particularly
insightful to courts that are considering important issues involving
separation of powers and federalism.