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Kenniston v. Department of Youth Services

Docket #SJC-10270
Date November 5, 2008
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, JJ.
SummaryDue process of law, Substantive rights. Practice, Civil, Proceeding to extend commitment of a juvenile. Statute, Construction.
Appealed FromSJC for Suffolk County, Justice Robert J. Cordy
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Kenniston:  Barbara Kaban, Robert D. Fleischner
Stephen:  Sharon N. Chaitin-Pollak
Maldonado:  Erica E. Cushna
Counsel for Appellee
Department of Youth Services:  Pamela L. Hunt, Randall E. Ravitz
Amici CuriaeMental Health Legal Advisors; Juvenile Rights Advocacy Project; Juvenile Law Center

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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