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 MAY 2010
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE APRIL 19, 2010
Commonwealth v. Joseph W. Mendes
The issue presented is whether a clerk-magistrate of the Barnstable (Barnstable County) District Court could properly issue search warrants for premises located in the town Bourne, which lies within the jurisdiction of the Falmouth (Barnstable County) District Court. See G. L. c. 276, § 1; G. L. c. 218, §§ 32, 33; G. L. c. 218, § 1.
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|
February 1, 2010