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Quincy Court Justices Opposition Filing (SJC-2012-308)

Quincy Court Justices Opposition Filing (SJC-2012-308)

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Represented by the Attorney General's Office, the Quincy District Court Justices hereby respond to CPCS and Norfolk District Attorney's petitions for relief.
Represented by the Attorney General's Office, the Quincy District Court Justices hereby respond to CPCS and Norfolk District Attorney's petitions for relief.

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COMMONWEALTHOFMASSACHUSETTSSUPREMEJUDICIALCOURTFORSUFFOLKCOUNTYNo.SJ-2012-308THEDISTRICTATTORNEYFORTHENORFOLKDISTRICT,Petitioner,
v.
JUSTICESOFTHEQUINCYDISTRICTCOURT,Respondents.TRUSTEESOFBOSTONUNIVERSITYd/b/aWBUR-FMandOPENCOURTIntervenor.ANTHONYBENEDETTI,CHIEFCOUNSEL,COMMITTEEFORPUBLICCOUNSELSERVICESPetitioner,
v.
JUSTICESOFTHEQUINCYDIVISIONOFTHEDISTRICTCOURTDEPARTMENTOFTHETRIALCOURTOFTHECOMMONWEALTHRespondents.TRUSTEESOFBOSTONUNIVERSITYd/b/aWBUR-FMandOPENCOURTIntervenor.OPPOSITIONOFTHEJUSTICESOFTHEQUINCYDISTRICTCOURTTOTHENORFOLKDISTRICTATTORNEY'SEMERGENCYPETITIONUNDERG.L.C.211,§3ANDANTHONYBENEDETTI'SPETITIONFORRELIEFPURSUANTTOG.L.C.211,§3
 
IntroductionTheRespondentJusticesoftheQuincyDivisionoftheDistrictCourtDepartment("QuincyDistrictCourtJustices")herebyrespondtotheNorfolkDistrictAttorney'sEmergencyPetitionunderG.L.c.211,§3("NorfolkDistrictAttorneyPetition")andtoAnthonyBenedetti,ChiefCounsel,CommitteeforPublicCounselServices'PetitionforReliefpursuanttoG.L.c.211,§3("CPCSPetition").BackgroundTheOpenCourtproject,whichisoperatingintheQuincyDivisionoftheDistrictCourt,givesrisetoboththeNorfolkDistrictAttorney'sandCPCS'sPetitions.TheOpenCourtprojectisapilotprogramunderwhich,sinceMay2011,publicradiostationWBUR-FMhas"livestreamed"audioandvideooftheproceedingsintheFirstSessionoftheQuincyDistrictCourt,thearraignmentsession,overtheinternetandpostedthoserecordingsontheOpenCourtwebsite.
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TheFirstJusticeoftheQuincyDistrictCourt,theHonorableMarkS.Coven("JudgeCoven"),hasagreedtoallowOpenCourtto"livestream"trialsintheCourt'sJuryRoomA("thejurytrialsession")overtheinternetandtoarchivethoserecordingsonline.TheNorfolkDistrictAttorneyandAnthonyBenedetti,onbehalfofCPCS,haveaskedthisCourttobarthatcoverage.
TheQuincyDistrictCourtJusticesrespectfullyrefertheCourttotheAmendedMemorandumofDecisionandOrderonVerifiedComplaintsforInjunctiveRelief("SuperiorCourtMemorandum"),whichtheNorfolkSuperiorCourt,Fishman,1.,issuedonJuly16,2012in
TheDistrictAttorneyfortheNorfolkDistrict
v.
JusticesoftheQuincyDistrictCourt,
CivilActionNo.NOCV2012-01120.
See
Exhibit1,SuperiorCourtMemorandumat2-6.Inthatruling,thecourtsetforththehistoryoftheOpenCourtprojectbothbeforeandafterthisCourt'srulingontheproject
in
Commonwealth
v.
Barnes,
461Mass.644(2012).
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Petitionersassertthat,inallowingOpenCourttocoverthejurytrialsession,theQuincyDistrictCourtJusticeswouldbeactingcontrarytothedecisionin
Commonwealth
v.
Barnes,
461Mass.644(2012).TheDistrictAttorneypetitionsthisCourttoexerciseitssuperintendencepowertobartheQuincyDistrictCourtJusticesfromexpandingtheOpenCourtprogram'scoveragebeyondtheFirstSessionuntil(1)furtheractionbythisCourt;or(2)approvalbythefullCourtofguidelinessubmittedbyitsJudiciary-MediaCommitteeasdirectedin
Commonwealth
v.
Barnes.
NorfolkDistrictAttorneyPetitionat20.CPCSpetitionstheCourttobaranyexpansionoftheOpenCourtprojectbeyondtheFirstSessionuntil(1)furtheractionbytheSingleJusticeorthefullCourt;and(2)approvalbythefullCourtofguidelinessubmittedbyitsJudiciary-MediaCommittee;and(3)"onlyafterissuanceofRevisedRule1:19.,,2CPCSPetitionat19.
I.
Commonwealth
v.
Barnes
RequiresthattheCourtEmploytheLeastRestrictiveMeanstoProtectAnyCompellingGovernmentalInterestwithoutUndulyInfringingtheFreedomsofSpeechandthePressTheSupremeJudicialCourtpreviouslyadjudicatedthreepetitionsforreliefunderG.L.c.211,§3,thatarosefromtheOpenCourtproject.TheSupremeJudicialCourtforSuffolkCountyreportedthosepetitionstothefullCourt.InrulingonthepetitionsandremandingthemtotheSingleJusticefortheentryofspecific,dispositiveorders,theCourtwrote:
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TheSupremeJudicialCourtadoptedRevisedRule1:19(ElectronicAccesstotheCourts)byanOrderdatedFebruary28,2012.However,theCourthaspostponedtheeffectivedateoftheRevisedRuleuntilSeptember17,2012sothatjudges,clerks,andsecuritypersonnelthroughoutthestatecanbetrainedanddevelopprotocolstocomplywiththeRule'sprovisions.
See
OrderofJune6,2012and"SupremeJudicialCourtExtendsStartDateofSJCRule1:19GoverningElectronicAccesstotheCourtstoSeptember17,2012"datedJune7,2012athttp://www.mass.gov/courts/press/pr030212.html.ThereisnoreasontodelaytheexpansionoftheOpenCourtprogramuntilRevisedRule1:19becomeseffective.ThepersonnelattheQuincyDistrictCourtarealreadyexperiencedindealingwithOpenCourt'soperationandwillbefullyconversantwiththeinterimguidelinesadoptedbyJudgeCovenforOpenCourt'sproposedcoverageofthejurytrialsession.
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