Maine Equal Justice Partners, et al. v. DHHS

The Maine Judicial Branch has set up a web page for posting of information in the case of Maine Equal Justice Partners, et al. v. DHHS. We have prepared this page to assure access to the media and the public to public documents in this case. Court orders and certain other public documents will be posted on this site.  Documents that are sealed or confidential will not be posted. Please check this web page often for updates and documents related to the case.

Case Name: Maine Equal Justice Partners, Consumers for Affordable Health Care, et al. v. Ricker Hamilton, Commissioner Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Docket Numbers: BCD-18-228; BCD-AP-18-02

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Published Opinion of the Law Court:

Important Non-Confidential Filings:

Cameras and Audio Recording in Courtrooms
Maine has strict rules about whether or when cameras are permitted to be used in the courtroom, and in every case, the presiding justice may impose additional conditions to assure a fair hearing. Such additional conditions may include, pooling of cameras.

Information about cameras and audio recording equipment is available in Administrative Order JB-05-15 ( A. 9-11).

The form to request audio or camera coverage can be found below:
Media Notification -- Requested Coverage of Court Proceedings (Fillable PDF)

This form is to be used by members of the media who are requesting media coverage in District or Superior court proceedings. All forms should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the proceedings to the Clerk of Court office that is handling the case. In order to open the form, you will need the a current version Adobe Reader. You may download the free version of Adobe Reader at

Electronic Devices: Administrative Order JB-05-16 (A. 5-08) Use of other electronic devices, such as a laptop, tablets and smart phones is prohibited without the consent of the judge.
No telephone calls please.

Interviews: No interviews may be conducted inside the Courthouse, and entrances are not to be blocked.

Decorum: Recording personnel shall wear appropriate and neat attire consistent with participation in matters of serious concern. Neither the camera nor the recording personnel shall have any insignia or other indication of organizational affiliation. The use of any electronic device in the courtroom is prohibited without the written consent of the presiding justice. Place all cell phones in vibrate or silent mode. Violators will be removed from the courtroom.

Media Contacts

Members of the media who require further assistance can contact Elaine Clark, Esq., Director of Communications, Government & Media Counsel. Ms. Clark may be reached at (207) 822-0716 or via email at