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 MAY, 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE APRIL 20, 2009
Commonwealth v. Paul R. Shanley
Whether the defendant's motion for new trial, based on the asserted failure of trial counsel to effectively challenge the admissibility of "repressed memory" evidence, should have been allowed; whether the motion judge correctly ruled that the defendant had waived the issue of the correctness of instructions to the jury on tolling of the applicable statute of limitations.
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|
March 4, 2009