INVITATION TO FILE AMICUS BRIEFS


Law Court invites amicus briefs
on whether the Juvenile Court
could have or should have
"expressly further limit[ed]" the
indeterminate commitment of the juvenile
that it imposed


Documents:

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae in the appeal of State of Maine v. P.S., Law Court docket number Aro-19-110, in which the Juvenile Court committed the juvenile to a juvenile corrections facility for an indeterminate period up to the juvenile's eighteenth birthday, on the issue of whether the Juvenile Court could have or should have "expressly further limit[ed]" the indeterminate sentence as provided in 15 M.R.S. § 3316(2)(A) to a period of at least a year but short of P.S.'s eighteenth birthday.

The juvenile's brief and the appendix are available at the links above.  The brief of the State of Maine will be posted when it is filed.

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 November 25, 2019.  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 1, 2019

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