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 FEBRUARY 2009.
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 20, 2008
Adoption of Rico
Whether the Juvenile Court should retain the authority to determine the appropriateness of post-adoption visitation between a father and son, rather than delegating the determination of what would be in the child's best interest to the discretion of the Department of Social Services or to unknown adoptive parents, in circumstances in which the court had determined that post-adoption contact should be allowed.
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|
October 10, 2008