ScotusBlog on amicus briefs
Here. I thought it nice to cite the Academics for the Second Amendment amicus. Altho the complaints about the amicus briefs being advocacy rather than dispassionate history don't ring very true when DC's historians' amicus was among the more hopelessly biased pieces of advocacy/history that I have ever seen. If a person wants to look at historians' craft as somehow impartial and scientific, they only have to look at Michael Bellesiles and, more importantly, all the big names in historians' work who enthusiastically praised it. Obviously they didn't verify anything in it before leaping aboard, or they wouldn't have been caught when it was flattened as largely fraudulent.