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Commonwealth v. Powell

Docket #SJC-10783
Date October 7, 2010
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JusticesIreland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummaryFirearms. Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress, Assistance of counsel, Standing. Constitutional law, Search and seizure, Reasonable suspicion, Assistance of counsel, Equal protection of laws, Right to bear arms. Search and seizure, Pursuit, Threshold police inquiry, Reasonable suspicion. Resisting arrest. Self-defense. Words, "seized".
Appealed FromBoston Municipal Court, Justice Michael J. Coyne
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Powell:  Kathryn Hayne Barnwell
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  Kathleen Celio, Gregory D. Henning
Amici CuriaeHampden County District Attorney; Committee for Public Counsel Services; Gun Owners Action League; Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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

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