All information on the Governor's request for an opinion of the Justices, including all filings and schedules, will be posted on this page. The Clerk's office will not be able to provide any additional information.

On Friday, July 17, 2015, at 12:40 p.m., the Governor of the State of Maine, Paul R. LePage, submitted the following questions to the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court pursuant to Article VI, Section 3 of the Maine Constitution:

  1. What form of adjournment prevents the return of a bill to the Legislature
    as contemplated by the use of the word, adjournment, in Art. IV, pt. 3, §2
    of the Maine Constitution?

  2. Did any of the action or inaction by the Legislature trigger the
    constitutional three-day procedure for the exercise of the Governor's veto?

  3. Are the 65 bills I returned to the Legislature on July 16 properly before
    that body for reconsideration?

The Court held oral argument on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 12 of the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland.

Click here to listen to the recording of the oral argument.