Commonwealth v. Buckley

SJC-12344
Argue Date: Thursday October 5, 2017
*Summary:   Search and Seizure-- The defendant is claiming that drugs found in a motor vehicle must be suppressed because they were seized after a pretextual stop of a motor vehicle involving civil traffic violations.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Rogelio R. Buckley
Counsel for Appellant: Matthew Malm, Esquire
Appellee: Commonwealth
Counsel for Appellee: Mary E. Lee, Special A.D.A.
Court Appealed From: Plymouth Superior (Brockton)
Lower Court Judge: Cornelius J. Moriarty, II, J.
Route to SJC: Direct Appellate Review
Amici Curiae: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Charles Hamilton Institute, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Boston Police Camera Action Team, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defender, MassEquality, The Network/La Red, Interact: Advocates for Intersex, Theater Offensive, Greater Boston PFLAG, Centro Presente, Brazilizan Worker Center, Jweish Alliance for Law and Society, Massachusetts Association of His, Committee for Public Counsel Ser, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Asso

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