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 OCTOBER 1, 2009
John Doe No. 3974 v. Sex Offender Registry Board
Whether the Sex Offender Registry Board had jurisdiction over a prisoner in Federal custody temporarily housed in a Massachusetts county correctional facility; whether Doe's right to due process was violated by the Board's undertaking to classify him before he was sentenced on his Federal drug offenses; whether the Board's decision was based on substantial evidence.
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 23, 2009