SJC-10552 & SJC-10554
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. Martel Mubdi
Commonwealth v. Valentine J. Rodriguez
Whether a defendant charged with possession of contraband is required to establish in his motion to suppress evidence and supporting materials that he had a reasonable expectation of privacy in the area where the objects were found and seized, or whether the defendant need only properly establish in those materials his right, based on constitutional grounds, to a suppression hearing.
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|
September 24, 2009