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 MARCH 2010
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 16, 2010
Commonwealth v. Frederick Patton
Whether a videotape of a SAIN (Sexual Abuse Intervention Network) interview of a four-year-old child was sufficient evidence to support a revocation of probation; whether the defendant's motion for a new hearing on the probation revocation was correctly denied after the Commonwealth filed a nolle prosequi on the indecent assault charge that was the basis for the revocation.
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