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Court Case Record COMMONWEALTH vs. RICHARD CLIFFORD 2011-P-0668 UID(87d9)


COMMONWEALTH vs. RICHARD CLIFFORD Court Case Record

Court Case Number: 2011-P-0668


 
Case Number2011-P-0668
Case TitleCOMMONWEALTH vs. RICHARD CLIFFORD
Case TypeCivil
StateMassachusetts, MA
CountyNorfolk
CourtNorfolk Superior Court
Court Address
Phone
Field Date01/20/2010
Close Date12/04/2012

Parties

CounselNameType
Bethany Rogers, A.D.A. Tracey A. Cusick, A.D.A.CommonwealthPlaintiff/Appellee
Joseph M. Kenneally, EsquireRichard CliffordDefendant/Appellant
DOCKET ENTRIES
Entry Date Paper Entry Text
04/15/2011 #1 Motion to waive entry fee, filed by Richard Clifford, is allowed.
04/15/2011 #2 Entered.
04/15/2011 #3 Notice of entry sent.
05/23/2011 #4 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Richard Clifford.
05/23/2011 #5 RE#3: Allowed to 08/25/2011. Notice to counsel.
09/21/2011 #6 Notice preceding dismissal: Standing Order Governing Dismissals for Lack of Prosecution.
10/03/2011 #7 MOTION to extend brief & appendix due date, filed by Richard Clifford.
10/04/2011 #8 RE#4: Extension to 10/07/2011 granted for filing of brief of Richard Clifford, Defendant/Appellant. Notice to counsel.
10/07/2011 #9 SERVICE of brief & appendix, transcripts (3 vols) for Defendant/Appellant Richard Clifford.
10/13/2011 #10 Notice of appearance of Tracey A. Cusick for Commonwealth.
10/13/2011 #11 MOTION to extend brief due date of Commonwealth.
10/13/2011 #12 RE#7: Extension to 01/10/2012 granted for filing of brief of Commonwealth, Plaintiff/Appellee. Notice to counsel.
12/19/2011 #13 Second request for enlargement of time to file brief, filed by Commonwealth.
12/19/2011 #14 RE#8: Extension to 02/09/2012 granted for filing of brief of Commonwealth, Plaintiff/Appellee. Notice to counsel.
02/15/2012 #15 MOTION to extend brief due date of Commonwealth.
02/15/2012 #16 RE#9: Allowed this date for filing of brief of Commonwealth, Plaintiff/Appellee. Notice to counsel.
02/15/2012 #17 SERVICE of brief for Plaintiff/Appellee Commonwealth.
04/05/2012 ORDER: The Superior Court's docket designated this caseas "not public information." Consequently, upon the entry ofthis appeal in the Appeals Court, the case was designated asfully impounded. See SJC Rule 1:15, § 2(b). Upon review, however, it appears that the case should not be impounded because it is the respondent's appeal from his civil commitment as a sexually dangerous person, per G. L. c. 123A, 14(d), and cases of this nature are not required to be impounded by the statute. Further, the Superior Court's docket contains no order of a judge impounding the case, see Trial Court Rule VIII, Rule 8, and the Superior Court's notice of assembly did not include a copy of any order of impoundment, see S.J.C. Rule 1:15, § 2(a). For these reasons, it appeared that the impounded designation for the appeal should be removed, and the case be placed on the public docket. Each party is granted until fifteen days from the entry date of this order to serve and file a letter in response to this order that states any objection to the removal of the impounded designation, and the legal grounds for such objection. In addition, the letters should identify what, if any, information is contained in the parties' briefs and record appendix that must be redacted or impounded. See G. L. c. 265, § 24C; Mass.R.A.P. 16 (d), as amended, 425 Mass 1601 (1997), 16(m), 425 Mass. 1601 (1997) and 18 (g), 425 Mass. 1602 (1997). . *Notice/Attest.
04/10/2012 Response to paper #11, filed by Commonwealth.
04/12/2012 RE#12: Treating the within as a motion to strike the appellant's brief and record appendix, and as such, it is allowed. The brief and appendix filed by the appellant are struck because they contain the names of the victims in violation of G. L. c. 265, s 24C. Seven copies of a revised brief and appendix are to be filed and served on or before 4/30/12 in which the names of the victims have been redacted properly, without the deficiencies noted in the Commonwealth's instant motion. *Notice.
05/02/2012 SERVICE of revised brief & appendix for Defendant/Appellant Richard Clifford.
07/11/2012 Notice sent seeking information on unavailability for oral argument in September 2012