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Commonwealth v. Brown (SJC-11454)

View Docket & Briefs Hearing Date: September 4, 2013

Constitutional law, Sentence, Cruel and unusual punishment, Parole, Severability. Due process of law, Sentence, Parole. Parole. Homicide. Practice, Criminal, Sentence, Parole, Capital case. Statute, Severability.
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Counsel for Appellant
Michael Albert Kaneb
Christopher M. Tarrant
Robert J. Bender
Counsel for Appellee
Barbara Kaban
Ireland, C.J.
Amici Curiae
  • Juvenile Law Center
  • Campaign for the Fair Sentencing
  • Citizens for Juvenile Justice
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia
  • Massachusetts Alliance for Families
  • Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Legal Aid & Defender Association
  • Public Defender Service
  • Youth Law Center
  • Gail Garinger
  • Francine Sherman
  • District Attorney for Plymouth County
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice
  • Massachusetts Association of Court Appointed Attorneys
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • ACLU of Massachusetts
  • Charles Houston Hamilton Institute for Racial Justice at Harvard Law School
  • Citizens for Juvenile Justice
  • Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
  • Home for Little Wanderers
  • 17 Law School Professors from Massachusetts Law Schools
Court Appealed From
Middlesex Superior Court
Kimberly S. Budd



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