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 DECEMBER 2009
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 23, 2009
Commonwealth v. Ronald McCoy
The issues presented are: whether the record of jury selection at a criminal trial demonstrated a violation of the defendant's right to an impartial jury; whether the allowance of testimony after the first complaint witness of the complainant's mother and a nurse, which included the details of the alleged crime as reported by the complainant, without limiting instructions, created a substantial risk of a miscarriage of justice; whether in the circumstances, kidnapping and assault charges were lesser included offenses of rape.
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