Supreme Judicial Court Calendar

Oral arguments are at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland unless otherwise indicated. Additional dates may be scheduled to accommodate workload.

Caution: This schedule is subject to change. The case summaries are prepared by Court staff for the convenience of the public and are not to be construed as statements of the Court.


Oral Arguments: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
At the Penobscot Judicial Center, Bangor

Audio Stream
Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary Audio
9:50 a.m. And-22-396 Daniel Wood v. Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Verne E. Paradie Jr.; Mark Randlett Hunting & fishing; vagueness of statutes; delegation of authority to administrative agencies

10:40 a.m. Ken-22-392 State of Maine v. Robert Santerre Maeghan Maloney; Bruce W. Hepler; Benjamin E. Hartwell Causing death of person while committing traffic infraction; consecutive penalties

11:30 a.m. Cum-22-319 Robert Bocko v. University of Maine System Matthew S. Wahrer; David Strock; Valeria A. Wright Payment of wages; exempt employees

1:30 p.m. Ken-22-418 Huns Utsch et al. v. Department of Environmental Protection Matthew D. Manahan; Joshua D. Dunlap; Robert L. Martin; Margaret A. Bensinger; Edmond J. Bearor; Jonathan P. Hunter Review of agency action; mining

2:20 p.m.       Topics and summary to be announced

3:10 p.m. Som-22-182 State of Maine v. Nicholas W. Norris Jason Horn; James M. Mason Dismissal of charge by State; speedy trial; probable cause to support search and tracking warrants

Oral Arguments: Thursday, June 8, 2023
At the Penobscot Judicial Center, Bangor

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Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary Audio
9:50 a.m. Som-22-402 State of Maine v. Joshua R. Savage Francis Griffin Jr.; Jeremy Pratt OUI; validity of search warrant; good-faith exception to exclusionary rule

10:40 a.m. SRP-22-293 State of Maine v. Tara L. Watson Francis J. Griffin Jr.; Sarah Gracie; Neil J. Prendergast Unlawful possession of cocaine base; sentencing

11:30 a.m. Ken-22-420 Human Rights Defense Center v. Maine County Commissioners Association Self-Funded Risk Management Pool Jeffrey T. Edwards; Carol J. Garvan; Zachary L. Heiden; Anahita D. Sotoohi Freedom of Access Act; relation back of amendments to complaint; bad faith

1:30 p.m. Aro-22-218 Meggan M. Pratt v. State of Maine Rory A. McNamara; Matthew A. Hunter Post-conviction review; ineffective assistance of counsel; opening statements

2:20 p.m. Cum-22-334 State of Maine v. Alexander Russell Emily C. Protzmann; Kate E. Marshall; Rory A. McNamara Gross sexual assault; jury instructions; sentencing

3:10 p.m. Pen-21-362 State of Maine v. Damien Osborn Jason Horn; Timothy E. Zerillop


Oral Arguments: Thursday October 6, 2022, at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta  

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Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary Audio
9:50 a.m. Was-22-110 In re Children of Jennifer N. Hunter C. Umphrey; Jefferson T. Ashby

10:40 a.m. Pen-22-114 In re Children of Traci D. Hunter C. Umphrey; Ashley T. Perry

11:30 a.m. Aro-21-312 Dennis F. Winchester v. State of Maine Lawrence C. Winger; Todd R. Collins

1:30 p.m. Ken-22-53 State of Maine et al. v. Moosehead Mountain Resort et al. Lauren E. Parker; Elliott R. Teel; Jonathan M. Flagg

2:20 p.m. Was-22-75 Francis Janusz et al. v. Eric Bacon et al. William N. Palmer; Jonathan E. Selkowitz

3:10 p.m. Lin-22-85 Michael Zani et al. v. Medora Zani et al. Laura P. Shaw; Christopher K. MacLean; Marie Mueller; George T. Dilworth; Amy K. Olfene; Andre G. Duchette

Future Dates

Oral Arguments Cases on Briefs
  Week of May 22, 2023
June 6, 7, and 8, 2023, at Bangor Week of June 19, 2023
July 5, 6, and 7, 2023, at Augusta Week of July 17, 2023
September 12, 13, and 14, 2023, at Portland Week of September 25, 2023
October 3, 4, and 5, 2023, at Augusta and high schools to be announced Week of October 16, 2023
November 7, 8, and 9, 2023, at Bangor Week of November 27, 2023
December 5, 6, and 7, 2023, at Augusta Week of December 18, 2023
January 9, 10, and 11, 2024, at Portland Week of January 22, 2024
February 6, 7, and 8, 2024, at Augusta Week of February 19, 2024
March 5, 6, and 7, 2024, at Portland Week of March 18, 2024
April 9, 10, and 11, 2024, at Augusta  
May 7, 8, and 9, 2024, at Portland Week of May 20, 2024
June 4, 5, and 6, 2024, at Bangor Week of June 17, 2024
July 1, 2, and 3, 2024, at Portland Week of July 1, 2024