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 ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 20,2008.
Commonwealth v. James M. Peters
The issues presented are whether the motion judge correctly determined that, after police had entered a house without a warrant under exigent circumstances and had cleared and secured all floors and the basement, there was no exigent basis for the officers to conduct a further more thorough search for possible shooting victims; and whether the judge correctly suppressed a weapon and contraband observed in "plain sight" during the second search.
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