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. Richard Kulesa
Whether the defendant's conviction of violation of G. L. c. 209A, was duplicative of a conviction for criminal harassment; whether the defendant was entitled to counsel at the trial of the subsequent offender portion of an indictment after the defendant had waived counsel on the trial of the offenses in chief; whether the judge correctly instructed the jury.
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