Supreme Judicial Court Rules Supreme Judicial Court Order regarding stays pending U.S. Supreme Court consideration
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Pursuant to Mass. R.A.P. 15(c), applications for stays pending the United States Supreme Court’s consideration of applications for writs of certiorari shall be considered upon the filing of a motion with the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth. Reasonable notice of the motion shall be given to all parties. The motion may be decided with or without a hearing by the panel whose decision is sought to be reviewed. At its discretion, the court may order a hearing by a single justice who was a member of that panel either for the justice’s recommendation or decision. Relief available under this order, or denial of such relief,may be conditioned on such reasonable terms as the panel or single justice may impose, including appropriate conditions for the security of the adverse party.