Invitation to file amicus briefs

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Supreme Judicial Court invites amicus briefs on the applicability of the protection from abuse statute to online revenge posts

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae on an issue presented in Ellen J. Clark v. John Brian McLane, Law Court docket number Yor-13-117, scheduled to be argued in December 2013. The question presented is whether the District Court erred in finding that the defendant's acts in threatening to humiliate and embarrass the plaintiff by posting online intimate photos of her that she had previously sent to him constituted "abuse" pursuant to 19-A M.R.S. § 4002(1) (2012). Electronic copies of the parties' briefs are available [below].

An amicus brief may be filed by or on behalf of any individual, entity, or group of individuals and/or entities without separate leave of the Court. All amicus briefs must be filed on or before November 11, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., at the address listed below, and must comply with M.R. App. P. 7(c), 9(e)(1), and 9(f). In addition to filing and serving the required number of copies, any amicus must send a copy of the brief electronically, as a single .pdf file, to

Dated: October 1, 2013

Matthew Pollack
Clerk of the Law Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 822-4146