EPIC Amicus Curiae Briefs

EPIC frequently files amicus curiae, or "friend of the court", briefs in federal and state appellate cases concerning emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

We work closely with technical experts and legal scholars, members of the EPIC Advisory Board, on these briefs. EPIC's amicus briefs assist judges in their analyses of novel privacy issues, often involving new technology. Many of these cases are complex and technical. Judges often acknowledge EPIC's briefs in their opinions, and have expressed gratitude for EPIC's participation in important cases. EPIC's decision to participate as amicus in a particular case typically follows an extensive review of matters pending before federal and state courts.

Interested in potential amicus opportunities in pending privacy, civil liberties, and technology cases? Visit the EPIC Amicus Tracker.

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McCurley v. Royal Seas Cruises No. 21-550099
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Whether Royal Seas Cruises is vicariously liable for illegal robocalls made on its behalf using bad leads from an online lead generator.


Lindenbaum v. Realgy, LLC No. 20-4252
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit | Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Whether the Supreme Court's decision to invalidate and sever the government debt exception from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's robocall ban requires courts grant retroactive immunity to robocallers for illegal calls made for the five years between the exception's enactment and the Court's decision to sever.


Facebook v. Duguid No. 19-511
Supreme Court | Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Whether the Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits use of mass telephone dialing systems that dial numbers from a database.


Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants No. 19-631
Supreme Court | Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Whether the government-debt exception to the robocall ban in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act is unconstitutional and should be severed


Gadelhak v. AT&T Services 19-1738
U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit | Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Whether a telephone dialing or text messaging system that mass dials telephone numbers from a list is an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act


PDR Network v. Carlton & Harris Chiropractic 139 S.Ct. 2051
Supreme Court | Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Whether the Hobbs Act required the district court in this case to accept the FCC's legal interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act


Gallion v. Charter Communications 772 Fed.Appx. 604
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit | Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Whether the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ban on unsolicited calls to mobile phones using an autodialer or prerecorded voice message is constitutional under the First Amendment