THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2008.
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 24, 2008.
John Doe No. 89230 v. Sex Offender Registry Board
Whether Doe was entitled to funds under the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments and articles 1 and 12 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights to retain an expert for his hearing before the board; whether a Superior Court judge, in hearing an appeal from the board's determination, has authority under G. L. c. 261, ' 27B-C, to allow a petitioner's motion for funds to retain an expert.
Interested parties may file their briefs in the Office of the Clerk for the Commonwealth, John Adams Courthouse, Suite 1-400, Pemberton Square, Boston MA 02108-1724 (Telephone 617-557-1020). Parties filing amicus briefs are expected to comply with the requirements of Rules 17, 19 and 20 of Mass. Rules of Appellate Procedure. Amicus briefs, to assist the court, should focus on the ramifications of a decision and not solely on the interests of the parties filing such briefs.
|Susan Mellen, Clerk|
January 10, 2008