Article on Heller amici
In the National Law Journal. The number of amicus briefs (67) doesn't beat the all-time record (107 in the Michigan affirmative action case) but should rank in the top ten. It's far above the average (six).
""The broad range of issues developed in the gun amicus briefs is interesting and supports the idea that Supreme Court cases are often about things far more important than what is important to the immediate parties," said Collins."
"An extraordinarily high-profile constitutional case generally draws an outpouring of amicus efforts by top Supreme Court practitioners. But with the exception of a handful of veterans, such as Robert A. Long of Covington & Burling, Charles Cooper of Cooper & Kirk, Jeffrey Lamken of Baker Botts and Andrew Frey of Mayer Brown, the amicus lawyers are predominantly from smaller firms outside of the Beltway, particularly on the side of the gun ban challengers."
Hat tip to reader Jack Anderson.