Notice
The Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure Invites Comments on a Proposed Amendment to Rule 14 of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure that would add Rule 14(b)(2)(C) entitled Discovery for the Purpose of a Court-Ordered Examination Under Rule 14(b)(2)(B).


The Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure invites comments on a proposed amendment to Rule 14 to add Rule 14(b)(2)(C) to provide for and govern discovery of records of a criminal defendant who is ordered by a judge to submit to a forensic examination pursuant to Rule 14(b)(2)(B). If proposed Rule 14(b)(2)(C) is adopted, current Rule 14(b)(2)(C) would be renumbered and become Rule 14(b)(2)(D). Links to the Committee's Explanation, the Proposed Rule, and Proposed Reporter's Notes are below.
      
The Committee solicits and welcomes comments from the bench, bar, mental health experts, and other interested persons prior to presenting its recommendation to the Rules Committee of the Supreme Judicial Court. Comments should be directed to Barbara Berenson, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston 02108 or to barbara.berenson@sjc.state.ma.us on or before October 15, 2014. The comments received will be made available to the public.  


Explanation for Proposed Rule 14(b)(2)(C) pdf format of Explanation for Proposed Rule 14(b)(2)(C)
  Proposed Rule 14(b)(2) containing Proposed Rule 14(b)(2)(C) pdf format of Proposed Rule 14(b)(2) with Proposed Rule 14(b)(2)(C)
  Reporter's Notes to Proposed Rule 14(b)(2)(C) pdf format of Reporter's Notes to Proposed Rule 14(b)(2)(C)