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Commonwealth v. Shanley

Docket #SJC-10382
Date September 10, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryChild abuse. Evidence, Expert opinion, Qualification of expert witness, Scientific test. Witness, Expert. Constitutional law, Assistance of counsel. Practice, Criminal, Assistance of counsel, New trial, Judicial discretion, Argument by prosecutor. Practice, Civil, Instructions to jury. Limitations, Statute of. Indecent assault and battery.
Appealed FromMiddlesex Superior Court, Justice Stephen E. Neel.
Counsel for Appellant
Shanley:  Robert F. Shaw, Jr.
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Loretta M. Lillios, Bethany Stevens
Amici CuriaeInternational Committee of Social, Psychiatric, Psychological, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Neurological Scientists; Committee for Public Counsel Services; False Memory Syndrome Foundation; Leadership Council for Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence

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