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 DECEMBER 2008.
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 17, 2008.
Commonwealth v. Oscar Lyles
Whether the motion judge correctly ruled that police officers' encounter with the defendant was not a field investigation interrogation, but rather a Terry stop based on a hunch; whether the contraband found on the defendant's person after his arrest on an outstanding warrant after he had furnished his identification to the police officers as requested should have been suppressed.
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