This article at Law.com discusses the unusually heavy participation of amici curiae in the pending Supreme Court case of North Coast Women’s Care Medical Group v. Superior Court (Benitez), case no. S142892. Forty organizations have filed amicus briefs, either individually or jointly. As one might expect, the issue is hot-button: were doctors within their rights to deny, on the basis of their religious beliefs, artificial insemination to a lesbian?
Anyway, this got me to thinking . . . what is the record for the number of amicus briefs (or the number of amicus curiae, regardless of the number of actual briefs) in a California Supreme Court case? This case has a lot, but I suspect the record number is a lot higher. The article doesn’t say. Anyone out there know?