THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT IS SOLICITING AMICUS BRIEFS OR MEMORANDA FROM INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE FOLLOWING MATTER PENDING BEFORE THE COURT
ARGUMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR FALL 2011
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE
THE FIRST DAY OF THE SITTING IN WHICH THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT
Sophie C. Currier v. National Board of Medical Examiners
A medical school graduate requested additional break time while taking the United States Medical Licensing Exam in order to express breast milk for her infant; the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) denied her request. Whether the denial violated the doctor's fundamental rights under Articles 1, 10 and 12 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights; whether the NBME refusal to accommodate the doctor violated the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act, G. L. c. 12, §§ 11H-11I; the Massachusetts Equal Rights Act, G. L. c. 93, § 102; and the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Act, G. L. c. 272, §§ 92A, 98; whether the NBME is a state actor by reason of its involvement in the medical licensing process.
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|
March 10, 2011