Rules of Appellate Procedure

Rules of Appellate Procedure Appellate Procedure Rule 24.1: Divided vote on further appellate review

Effective Date: 01/01/1994
Updates: Adopted effective January 1, 1994

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Rules 24.1

If, following allowance of an application for further appellate review, the justices of the Supreme Judicial Court are equally divided in opinion, unless a majority of the participating justices decides otherwise, the court shall issue an order noting such equal division, the effect of which shall be the same as if the court had denied the application for further appellate review.

Reporter's notes

(2019)

Prior Rule 24.1 described the procedure for when there is a divided vote on further appellate review. The procedure governing applications for further appellate review is otherwise set forth in Rule 27.1. Instead of having separate but related parts of the same topic in nonconsecutive rules, the 2019 revision deleted Rule 24.1 and relocated its substance to Rule 27.1(g).

With regard to the preparation of the 2019 Reporter’s Notes to this Rule, see the first paragraph of the 2019 Reporter’s Notes to Rule 1. For an overview of the 2019 amendments to the Rules and a summary of the global amendments to the Rules, see 2019 Reporter’s Notes to Rule 1, sections I. and II.

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Updates: Adopted effective January 1, 1994

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