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Oral Arguments Before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Suffolk University Law School, in cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, maintains this site in order to make oral arguments before the Supreme Judicial Court accessible to the general public and the legal community. Webcasts of Supreme Judicial Court oral arguments at the John Adams Courthouse are available live while the cases are being argued and may also be viewed at a later time through the Suffolk Law School's archives. Please see below for more information.

 
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Next live webcast February 6th


If you are interested in watching an argument on the web, please scroll down to the schedule of cases to be argued and activate this player on the proper morning. The order of arguments, as listed below, may change if circumstances dictate. You may also view a summary of each case prior to viewing the webcast by selecting "Case Summaries."


Archives
Webcasts will also be archived so that after each argument, web site visitors will be able to view all arguments which have already occurred. The arguments can be searched by date, case title or by docket number, and will be accessible within four days of the court proceedings. To view arguments which have been previously archived, please visit the SJC Oral Argument Webcasts Archives page, or simply point your mouse on the "View Archives" button located at the right.

System Requirements
This webcast is best viewed on PCs with: Windows 2000 or newer operating system; Flash 10.0 or later; 600+ MHz processor; 128+ MB RAM; 8+ MB Video Memory; and IE v5.5 or later or Apple Macintosh computers with: OS X 10.1.5 or later (10.2.x recommended); 450+ mhz G3 processor; 128+ MB RAM: 10 MB free HD space; 256 colors (millions recommended); IE 5.5+ or Netscape 7.1+.



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Embedded player requires Flash 10.0 or higher.

Videos are in mp4 format.

 
Summaries Cases/Dockets (select docket number for info)
    02/06/2017
SummariesCase Summaries SJC-12175 Edwards v. Patrick

SJC-12207

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Inc. v. Department of Agricultural Resources
 

SJC-12118

Commonwealth v. Francis
 

SJC-12170

Commonwealth v. Mora
 

SJC-12227

Commonwealth v. Asenjo
    02/07/2017
Summaries Case Summaries

SJC-12158

Commonwealth v. Hebb
  SJC-12182 Impounded Case
  SJC-12209 Commonwealth v. Shelley
  SJC-12129 Rockland Trust Co. v. Langone
    02/09/2017
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-12191

George v. National Water Main Cleaning Co.
SJC-12212 Commonwealth v. Pacheco
(Link opens new window) SJC-12210 Commonwealth v. Cordero
SJC-10834 Commonwealth v. Montrond
SJC-12224 AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Inc. v. Town of Barnstable
(Reserve Case)
    02/10/2017
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-10975

Commonwealth v. Wiggins
 

SJC-10593

Commonwealth v. Keown
 

SJC-11720

Commonwealth v. Barbosa
 
Oral arguments generally take one half hour per case (15 minutes per side), except in first degree murder cases, which generally take 40 minutes (20 minutes per side). Court begins promptly at 9:00am. The Justices may take a brief recess mid-morning, lasting approximately 10 minutes.

 


This webcast is made available to the general public for informational purposes only and does not constitute an official record of court proceedings.

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