A new legal blog, Mass. Appellate Briefs, provides an advance look at cases accepted for argument by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. “The goal,” says author Jack Cushman, “is to tell you not just what the court is doing, but what it will be doing, while there’s still time to respond — whether by helping clients prepare for changes in the law, filing an amicus brief, or sharpening your own applications for review.”

For upcoming SJC cases, Cushman reviews the questions presented, the facts and the issues in each case. He then provides his analysis of how the case might turn out. He also provides links to the case docket and the appellate briefs and notes whether the court has requested amicus briefs.

Cushman is a lawyer who recently served as a law clerk to SJC Justice Margot Botsford. His law practice focuses on providing legal research and writing services and case evaluations for lawyers.

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