Invitation to file amicus briefs

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Supreme Judicial Court invites amicus briefs on introduction of redacted statement about crime without opportunity for cross-examination

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae on an issue presented in State of Maine v. Richard A. Larsen Jr., Law Court docket number Aro-12-64, scheduled to be argued during the February 2013 session of the Court.  The appeal is from Larsen’s conviction for burglary and theft.

Electronic copies of the parties’ briefs are available below.

Amici are invited to argue only the first issue discussed in Larsen’s brief, relating to the introduction of a redacted statement of Larsen’s son.

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 December 28, 2012, 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, amici are encouraged to send a copy of their briefs electronically, as a single pdf file, to

Dated: December 4, 2012

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

Briefs & Appendix: