|Date ||September 9, 2005 |
|Video||View oral argument with Windows Media Player
|Justices||Marshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Sosman, Cordy, JJ.
|Summary||Parent and child, Care and protection of minor, Custody. Minor, Care and protection, Temporary custody. Adoption, Care and protection. Evidence, Child custody proceeding. Statute, Construction.|
|Appealed From||SJC for Suffolk County, Justice Roderick L. Ireland|
|Counsel for Appellant|
|Mother: Mark A. Papirio, Michael T. Spadea|
Father: Pamela J. Szmyt Hastings, Henry Porter
Lillian: John T. Ouderkirk, Jr.
|Counsel for Appellee|
|Department of Social Services: Aimee L. Cameron, Virginia A. Peel|
Karen: Dorothy Meyer Storrow
|Opinion||Click to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat) |