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.
Commonwealth v. Christopher Augello & a companion case
At issue is the propriety of the motion judge's suppression of evidence seized by police in the defendant's apartment, where the judge found that the various items in question: were seized without a warrant; were not abandoned for purposes of any privacy expectation within the apartment; were discovered only as a result of the prior unlawful seizures; or were seized following "consent" obtained by the police officers' exploitation of the prior unlawful seizures.
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|
August 4, 2008