THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR FALL 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 17, 2009
Commonwealth v. Alexander Mattei
The issue presented, among others, is whether the statistical probability standard established in Commonwealth v. Curnin, 409 Mass. 219, 222 n. 7 (1991), is to be applied to evidence introduced to show that the defendant could not be excluded as a possible source of DNA found on an interior doorknob and to show that the complainant could not be excluded as a possible source of DNA found on the defendant's clothing.
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|
May 20, 2009