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
Clealand B. Blair & others v. Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
The issue presented, among others, is whether the Watershed Protection Act, G. L. c. 92A½, §§ 1-20, which prohibits altering land that borders on drinking water sources, effects a regulatory taking under art. 10 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights or art. 49 as amended by Amendment Art. 97 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth.
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