Law Court invites amicus briefs on
the effect of the U.S. Supreme Court's
recent decision in Carpenter v. United States
on the legality of the police's obtaining,
without a warrant, real-time
cellular telephone location information


The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae in the appeal of State of Maine v. Kevin O'Donnell,Law Court docket number Fra-17-12, addressing the effect of Carpenter v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 2206 (2018), on the legality of the police's actions in obtaining from O'Donnell's cellular provider real-time information on the location of O'Donnell's cell phone.  The parties' initial briefs (which were filed before the Carpenter decision) and the appendix are available at the links above.

An amicus brief 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 August 31, 2018.  An amicus brief must be filed at the address listed below and must comply with M.R. App. P. 7(c), 9(e)(1), and 9(f).  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

Dated:  July 17, 2018

Matthew Pollack
Clerk of the Law Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 822-4146