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Commonwealth v. Lavoie

Docket #SJC-11106
Date September 5, 2012
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Criminal Procedure-- In a motion for new trial after a murder conviction, the defendant claims that he was denied a public trial when court officers asked his family to leave the courtroom during jury selection and his trial attorney did not object to the exclusion.
Appealed FromMiddlesex Superior Court, Justice Kenneth J. Fishman
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Lavoie:  Leslie W. O'Brien
Counsel for Appellee
Commonwealth:  James W. Sahakian, Hallie White Speight
Amici CuriaePlymouth County District Attorney; Edmund D. LaChance, Jr., Richard C. Felton; Committee for Public Council Services

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