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 OCTOBER 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 21, 2009
Commonwealth v. Gary LeBlanc
Whether evidence that the defendant supplied cocaine and alcohol to the complainant who voluntarily consumed them was sufficient to prove that the defendant "administered" the substances with intent to have sexual intercourse within the meaning of G. L. c. 265, § 3; whether evidence at the trial of indictments for rape and indecent assault and battery was sufficient to prove that the complainant did not consent to sexual relations; whether the judge's instructions on consent were erroneous..
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