INVITATION TO FILE AMICUS BRIEFS


Law Court invites amicus briefs
on whether evidence that had been suppressed
in a criminal matter as unlawfully obtained may
be used in deciding the State's motion to terminate a
deferred disposition in another criminal matter

Documents:

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae in the appeal of State of Maine v. Sahal O. Hourdeh, Law Court docket number Cum-19-338, on the issue of whether evidence that had been suppressed in a criminal matter because it was unlawfully obtained may be used in deciding the State's motion to terminate a deferred disposition in another criminal matter.

Hourdeh's memorandum in support of his request for a certificate of probable cause, which was granted, is available on the Court's website at www.courts.maine.gov/quick/hourdeh. 

An amicus brief, which may not exceed ten pages (exclusive of the required tables, signature block, and certificate of service on the parties) may be filed by or on behalf of any individual, entity, or group of individuals and/or entities without separate leave of the Court.  Any amicus brief must be filed on or before February 14, 2020.  An amicus brief must be filed at the address listed below and must comply with M.R. App. P. 7A.  In addition to filing and serving the required number of copies, any amicus must send a copy of the brief electronically, as a single "native" or text-based .pdf file, to lawcourt.clerk@courts.maine.gov.

Dated:  November 14, 2019

Matthew Pollack
Clerk of the Law Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine  04101
(207) 822-4146
lawcourt.clerk@courts.maine.gov