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Commonwealth v. Loadholt

Docket #SJC-10461
Date Rehearing
November 5, 2009
September 6, 2011
VideoView 2009 oral argument with Windows Media Player
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Justices2009 hearing: Marshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
2011 rehearing: Ireland, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, Lenk
Summary2009 opinion:  Firearms. Name. False impersonation & indentity fraud. Constitutional law, Voluntariness of statement, Search and seizure, Right to bear arms, Confrontation of witnesses, Harmless error. Search and seizure, Exigent circumstances, Fruits of illegal search, Consent. Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Voluntariness of statement, Sentence, Required finding, Confrontation of witnesses, Harmless error. Evidence, Voluntariness of statement, Firearm, Ballistician's certificate. Error, Harmless.
2011 opinion:  Firearms. Constitutional law, Right to bear arms. Statute, Validity.
Appealed FromHampden County Superior Court, Justice Constance M. Sweeney
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Loadholt:   Richard B. Klibaner
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth (2009 hearing):  Dianne M. Dillon
Commonwealth (2011 rehearing):  Bethany C. Lynch

OpinionClick to link to the 2009 slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)
Click to link to the 2011 rehearing opinion

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