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 SPRING 2013
AMICUS SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE
THE FIRST DAY OF THE SITTING IN WHICH THE CASE IS SCHEDULED FOR ARGUMENT
John Soe #252997 v. Sex Offender Registry Board
Plaintiff argues that SORB improperly classified him as a level three offender based in part on allegations in a pending criminal case. Where the hearing examiner denied plaintiff's request for a stay until the criminal charges were resolved, plaintiff argues that he had an untenable choice either to respond to the allegations before the hearing examiner, which could be used against him at a susequent trial, or to remain silent, leaving the allegations before the hearing examiner unchallenged.
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|