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
Commonwealth v. Michael R. Brown
The issues presented, among others, are: the construction of the terms "dispenses" and "ultimate users" as set forth in G. L. c. 94C, § 1; whether an audio-video recording made by police without a warrant and without the defendant's knowledge was lawfully made pursuant to the provisions of G. L. c. 272, § (D)(1)(c); whether the recording should have been excluded from evidence as violating the defendant's rights under art. 14 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights.
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