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
Jennifer DiRico & others v. Town of Kingston & others
Whether a Land Court judge properly granted summary judgment to municipal defendants in a challenge to the town's adoption of a zoning amendment under G. L. c. 40R, that created a "smart growth" zoning overlay district to enable the construction of a large project; whether the town had a duty to supplement its application to the Department of Housing and Community Development upon becoming aware that a portion of the acreage in question was designated by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife as rare species habitat.
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