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.
In Re: Robert M. Magrini
Whether the District Court judge erred in denying the appellant's motion for an emergency hearing pursuant to G.L. c. 123, s. 12(b), upon the appellant's assertion that his involuntary confinement for twelve days under a provision that contemplated custody for no more than three days, even though a court had ordered him discharged, was the result of the hospital's abuse and misuse of the commitment procedures in violation of his rights.
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 31, 2008