Invitation to file amicus briefs

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Supreme Judicial Court invites amicus briefs on classification of private school as "literary" or "scientific" institution for purposes of property-tax exemption

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, invites briefs of amici curiae in Hebron Academy v. Town of Hebron, Law Court docket number Oxf-12-95, scheduled to be argued during the December 2012 session of the Court. The appeal involves the classification of a private secondary and postsecondary school as a "literary" or "scientific" institution for purposes of the property-tax statute, 36 M.R.S. § 652(1)(B) (2011).

Electronic copies of the parties' briefs are available below.

An amicus brief may be filed by or on behalf of any individual, entity, or group of individuals and/or entities, without separate leave of the Court. All amicus briefs must be filed on or before November 7, 2012, at the address listed below, and must comply with M.R. App. P. 7(c), 9(e)(1), and 9(f). In addition to filing and serving the required number of copies, amici are encouraged to send a copy of their briefs electronically, as a single pdf file, to

Dated: October 16, 2012

Matthew Pollack
Clerk of the Law Court
205 Newbury Street Room 139
Portland, Maine 04101
(207) 822-4146