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Watts v. Commonwealth

SJC-11613
View Docket & Briefs Hearing Date: March 6, 2014

Summary
Supreme Judicial Court, Superintendence of inferior courts. Retroactivity of judicial holding. Practice, Criminal, Retroactivity of judicial holding. Statute, Retroactive application, Construction. Juvenile Court, Jurisdiction. Jurisdiction, Juvenile Court.
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Counsel for Appellant
Watts
Barbara Kaban
Benjamin H. Keehn
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth
Robert J. Bender
Varsha Kukafka
Nathanael Burris
Justices
Ireland, C.J.
Spina
Cordy
Botsford
Gants
Duffly
Lenk
Amici Curiae
  • Citizens for Juvenile Justice
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
  • Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts
  • Children's League of Massachusetts
  • Children's Law Center of Massachusetts
  • Justice Resource Institute
  • Adolescent Consultation Services
  • Daniel Nakamoto
  • Francine Sherman
  • Gail Garinger
  • District Attorney for the Worcester District
Court Appealed From
SJC for Suffolk County
James J. O'Leary

 


 


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