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 SEPTEMBER 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 24, 2009
Commonwealth v. David Cohen
Whether court officers' posting of a sign on the courtroom door that read "Jury selection in progress. Do Not Enter" for more than three days of jury selection denied the defendant his right to a public trial.
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