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 APRIL 2010
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE MARCH 22, 2010
City of Springfield v. Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable & another
Whether a decision of the Department of Telecommunications and Cable (DTC) with respect to cable rates is reviewable in this court or is preempted by Federal law; whether a DTC decision impaired Springfield's cable contract, exceeded DTC's authority, violated due process, or was otherwise not in accordance with law.
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|
December 24, 2009