Monday, July 07, 2014

Proposed Amendment to Rule 14 of the Mass. Rules of Criminal Procedure

The Supreme Judicial Court's Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure invites comments on a proposed amendment to Rule 14 to add Rule 14(b)(2)(C) to provide for and govern discovery of records of a criminal defendant who is ordered by a judge to submit to a forensic examination pursuant to Rule 14(b)(2)(B).

If proposed Rule 14(b)(2)(C) is adopted, current Rule 14(b)(2)(C) would be renumbered and become Rule 14(b)(2)(D). Follow these links to the Committee's Explanation, the Proposed Rule, and Proposed Reporter's Notes.

Comments should be directed to Barbara Berenson, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston 02108 or to on or before September 15, 2014. The comments received will be made available to the public.