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Oral Arguments Before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Suffolk University Law School, in cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, maintains this site in order to make oral arguments before the Supreme Judicial Court accessible to the general public and the legal community. Webcasts of Supreme Judicial Court oral arguments at the John Adams Courthouse are available live while the cases are being argued and may also be viewed at a later time through the Suffolk Law School's archives. Please see below for more information.

 
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Live Webcast   (9:00 AM-1:00 PM September 2-5)

If you are interested in watching an argument on the web, please scroll down to the schedule of cases to be argued and activate this player on the proper morning. The order of arguments, as listed below, may change if circumstances dictate. You may also view a summary of each case prior to viewing the webcast by selecting "Case Summaries."


Archives
Webcasts will also be archived so that after each argument, web site visitors will be able to view all arguments which have already occurred. The arguments can be searched by date, case title or by docket number, and will be accessible within four days of the court proceedings. To view arguments which have been previously archived, please visit the SJC Oral Argument Webcasts Archives page, or simply point your mouse on the "View Archives" button located at the right.

System Requirements
This webcast is best viewed on PCs with: Windows 2000 or newer operating system; Flash 10.0 or later; 600+ MHz processor; 128+ MB RAM; 8+ MB Video Memory; and IE v5.5 or later or Apple Macintosh computers with: OS X 10.1.5 or later (10.2.x recommended); 450+ mhz G3 processor; 128+ MB RAM: 10 MB free HD space; 256 colors (millions recommended); IE 5.5+ or Netscape 7.1+.



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Summaries Cases/Dockets (select docket number for info)
    09/02/2014
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-11537

Commonwealth v. Gomes
(Link opens new window) SJC-11639 Commonwealth v. Crayton
  SJC-11710 Commonwealth v. Collins
  SJC-11567 Commonwealth v. Johnson
  SJC-11593 Commonwealth v. Liebenow  
  SJC-11623 Commonwealth v. Thompson
    09/03/2014
SummariesCase Summaries SJC-11562 Impounded Case
(Link opens new window) SJC-11721 Impounded Case
 

SJC-11604

Impounded Case
 

SJC-11659

Commonwealth v. Okoro  
 

SJC-11660

Commonwealth v. Johnson  
 

SJC-11633

Commonwealth v. Tyree  
 

SJC-11584

Ortiz v. Examworks, Inc.
  (Reserve Case)
    09/04/2014
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-11697

Impounded Case
(Link opens new window) SJC-11566 Commonwealth v. St. Hilaire
 

SJC-11580

Fernandes v. Attleboro Housing Authority  
 

SJC-11583

Commonwealth v. Rollins
 

SJC-11612

Easthampton Savings Bank v. City of Springfield
 

SJC-11640

Town of Athol v. Professional Firefighters of Athol, Local 1751, I.A.F.F.
 

SJC-11594

Cohen v. Cohen
  (Reserve Case)
    09/05/2014
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-11303

Commonwealth v. Scott
(Link opens new window) SJC-11342 Commonwealth v. Cassidy
SJC-11311 Commonwealth v. Roman
SJC-11005 Commonwealth v. Burgos
 
Oral arguments generally take one half hour per case (15 minutes per side), except in first degree murder cases, which generally take 40 minutes (20 minutes per side). Court begins promptly at 9:00am. The Justices may take a brief recess mid-morning, lasting approximately 10 minutes.  

 


This webcast is made available to the general public for informational purposes only and does not constitute an official record of court proceedings.

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