The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced today that briefs filed with the full court will now be posted to the Web, available via either or Links to the briefs may be found on each case’s docket page, just above the docket entries. (For example, here.) In an announcement, SJC Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall said:

“I am delighted that we can now provide this new public service. Obtaining the legal briefs online means that the lawyer in Greenfield, the litigant in Worcester, or the journalist in Barnstable are the same mouse click away from these materials, as are those who are close to the courthouse. It is an efficient timesaver for a teacher, student, lawyer, or anyone who is seeking to read or obtain legal briefs filed with the Court.”

The briefs are in PDF format.

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