All cases that are represented by third parties, IE: special interest groups such as the ACLU, CoC, etc., or parties that have an interest in the outcome of a case can file an amicus brief. But to say that the judgement of the court is already predetermined by the mere filing of an amicus brief is pure nonsense. And no, your straightforward logical reasoning is not logical or straightforward at all. In fact, it rather looks like lazy subjective thinking aka word salad to make yourself appear more knowledgable than you really are. But in reality, you are no more an expert on these matters than I am. So lets stop the pretense shall we?The fact that the CoC won most of the cases it chose to file amicus briefs for 1) does not prove that the court is "pro-business," and 2) especially doesn't prove that the court is more "pro-business" than in the past. This is straightforward logical reasoning.