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 SEPTEMBER 2008.
Ralph Maher v. Quincy Retirement Board & others
The issue presented, among others, is whether the forfeiture of a municipal retirement allowance under the provisions of G. L. c. 32, § 15 (4), for conviction of a criminal offense involving violation of the laws applicable to the office or position held, implicates the Excessive Fines Clause of the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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 23, 2008