PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT
John Adams Courthouse
One Pemberton Square
Boston, Massachusetts 02108
CONTACT: Jennifer Donahue/Erika Gully-Santiago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2019
Supreme Judicial Court to Hold Special Sitting in Barnstable on October 2
The Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments in four cases during a special sitting at the Barnstable Superior Court. The special sitting provides an opportunity for students, media, and residents of the local community to view the work of the highest court of the Commonwealth outside of the John Adams Courthouse in Boston, where cases are normally heard.
The Justices will hear cases from Barnstable, Worcester and Middlesex Counties. Students from an AP Government & Politics class from Monomoy High School will attend the special sitting. Following oral arguments, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Gants and the Associate Justices will hold a question and answer session with the students. The Justices will then will meet to discuss the cases.
The following four cases will be heard in Barnstable:
COMMONWEALTH vs. ROBERT L. UPTON
COMMONWEALTH vs. JASON MCCARTHY
JANICE MAGLIACANE vs. CITY OF GARDNER & others
COMMONWEALTH vs. MICHAEL R. KELLY
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Barnstable Superior Court
3195 Main Street
Barnstable, MA 02630
The Suffolk University live webcast of oral arguments will not be available from Barnstable on October 2. Media planning to attend the Barnstable sitting are asked to bring SJC Rule 1:19 credentials and identification in order to bring electronic equipment into the courtroom. Please let us know in advance if you plan to attend so we can assist you on-site.