THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 2008.
Commonwealth v. Harold Kaupp
The issues presented, among others, are: the propriety of the warrantless seizure of the defendant's computer based on asserted exigent circumstances, and whether the failure of the police to conduct and complete their forensic examination of the computer within seven days of the issuance of a search warrant violated G. L. c. 276, § 3A, and was unreasonable under constitutional search and seizure principles.
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|
June 20, 2008