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 NOVEMBER 2008.
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 20, 2008
Commonwealth v. Thomas Young & a companion case
The issue presented is whether a judge may order pretrial detention under G. L. c. 276, § 58A, on the basis of alleged possessory gun offenses, where those offenses are not listed in the statute as qualifying offenses. This case is paired for argument with Commonwealth v. Alabi, SJC-10024.
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|
September 8, 2008