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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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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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Summaries Cases/Dockets (select docket number for info)
    03/06/2017
SummariesCase Summaries SJC-12196 Commonwealth v. James

SJC-12164

Great Divide Insurance Company v. Lexington Insurance Company
 

SJC-12223

Van Arsdale v. Van Arsdale
 

SJC-12228

Popp v. Popp
 

SJC-12240

Young v. Young
    03/07/2017
Summaries Case Summaries

SJC-12239

Commonwealth v. Villagran
  SJC-12152 Impounded Case
  SJC-12258 Commonwealth v. Aldana
  SJC-12256 Commonwealth v. Perkins
  SJC-11983 Commonwealth v. Ackerman
    03/09/2017
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-12238

Commonwealth v. Littles
 

SJC-12237

Ajemian v. Yahoo! Inc.
 

SJC-12272

Commonwealth v Denton
 

SJC-12188

Commonwealth v. Baldwin
 

SJC-12062

Impounded Case
 

SJC-12226

Barbuto v. Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC
(Reserve Case)
    03/10/2017
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-10339

Commonwealth v. Facella
SJC-11691 Commonwealth v. Cooley
(Link opens new window) SJC-11403 Commonwealth v. Field
SJC-11669 Commonwealth v. Brown
 
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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