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 NOVEMBER 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 19, 2009
Ronald Poe v. Sex Offender Registry Board
The issue presented, among others, is whether the standard of Commonwealth v. Saferian, 366 Mass. 89, 96 (1974), or some other standard, should apply to a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel in a classification proceeding before the Sex Offender Registry Board.
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|
August 24, 2009