The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has posted its appellate and amicus briefs going back to 2000 on its external web site. These briefs from the EEOC's Appellate Services Division represent litigation in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals in which the Commission was a party, or briefs filed as a 'friend of the court' (amicus curiae) in those courts, and in U.S. District Courts and state courts.

The new database allows full text searches for key words or phrases, such as "reasonable accommodation diabetes," as well as searches by case name, court, statutes involved, basis, and type of brief. New briefs will be added within several weeks of being filed in court.

The database does not include briefs filed in the Supreme Court, either as party or amicus. These are available from the Office of the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice. Briefs from the EEOC filed before 2000 are available from the clerks' offices of the various courts in which they were filed.

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