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. Jose Arana
On appeal from convictions of rape and indecent assault and battery at a trial held after this court's decision in Commonwealth v. King, 445 Mass. 217 (2005), the issue presented is: under what circumstances may the Commonwealth elicit testimony from other witnesses regarding the complainant's demeanor or state of mind which also conveys the fact of further complaints, after the complainant and the first complaint witness have testified.
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