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 FALL 2012
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE
THE FIRST DAY OF THE SITTING IN WHICH THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT
Commonwealth v. Antonio L. Pacheco
The issues presented are: whether the sharing of a non-crimianl quantity of marijuana for the purpose of smoking it constitutes unlawful distribution of the substance; whether the discovery of a non-criminal quantity of marijuana in a car's passenger compartment justifies a further search of the car's trunk and its contents. Paired for argument with Commonwealth v. Clint Daniel (and a companion case), SJC-11214, and Commonwealth v. Kenneth J. Palmer, Jr., SJC-11225.
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|