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 SEPTEMBER 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 24, 2009
Commonwealth v. One 2004 Audi Sedan Automobile & others
At issue is the standard to be applied in determining a motion to dismiss a civil forfeiture action, that is, whether the standard is a showing of probable cause to believe there is a nexus between the seized property and the illegal activity, or some other standard.
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|
June 15, 2009