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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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Live Webcast   (9:00 AM-1:00 PM May. 2, 3, 5, 6)

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)
    05/02/2016
SummariesCase Summaries SJC-12064 Gray v. Attorney General
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SJC-12063

Bogertman v. Attorney General
 

SJC-12033

Limoliner, Inc. v. Dattco, Inc.
 

SJC-12020

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. v. Benchmark Mechanical Systems, Inc.
    05/03/2016
Summaries Case Summaries

SJC-12089

Commonwealth v. Hernandez
(Link opens new window) SJC-12053 Deal v. Commissioner of the Department of Correction
  SJC-12054 Chadwick v. Duxbury Public Schools
  SJC-12079 Commonwealth v. Ruffin
  SJC-11609 The First Marblehead Corporation v. Commissioner of Revenue
  SJC-12061 Commonwealth v. Grassie
    05/05/2016
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-12051

ENGIE Gas & LNG LLC v. Department of Public Utilities
SJC-12052 Conservation Law Foundation v. Department of Public Utilities
(Link opens new window) SJC-12057 Commonwealth v. Neary-French
SJC-10658 Commonwealth v. DiBenedetto
SJC-11993 Commonwealth v. Ellis
SJC-12058 Commonwealth v. Miranda
SJC-12059 George v. George
(Reserve Case)
SJC-11760 Barbosa vs. Commonwealth
    05/06/2016
SummariesCase Summaries

SJC-09203

Commonwealth v. Snyder
 

SJC-10640

Commonwealth v. Miller
 

SJC-11221

Commonwealth v. Durand
 
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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