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 MARCH 2008.
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 19, 2008.
81 Spooner Road, LLC v. Town of Brookline
In this Land Court case, the plaintiff challenges the validity of provisions of the town's zoning bylaw restricting the size of single family residences by imposing a floor-to-area ratio, and disallowing conversions of attic space to habitable space, which would effectively increase the floor-to-area ratio, for a period of ten years from the grant of a certificate of occupancy.
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