Supreme Judicial Court Calendar

Oral arguments are at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland unless otherwise indicated. Additional dates may be scheduled to accommodate workload.

Caution: This schedule is subject to change. The case summaries are prepared by Court staff for the convenience of the public and are not to be construed as statements of the Court.


Oral Arguments Tuesday, December 6, 2022
At the Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland

Audio Stream
Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary
9:50 a.m. Cum-22-36 State of Maine v. Abdirahmon A. Adbullahi Carlos Diaz; Kristine C. Hanly Suppression of evidence; sufficiency of evidence

10:40 a.m. Som-22-87 State of Maine v. Kyle A. Chase Maeghan Maloney; Paul Cavanaugh; Rory A. McNamara Specific unanimity instruction; merger of charges; sentencing after trial; jury selection; hearsay

11:30 a.m. Cum-22-137 Patricia Leighton v. Marc G. Lowenberg et al. Russel B. Pierce, Jr.; Samuel G. Johnson; Mark A. Darling Failure to state cause of action; anti-SLAPP statute

1:30 p.m. Kno-22-96 Hurricane Island Foundation v. Town of Vinalhaven Jonathan M. Dunitz; David M. Kallin; Benjamin J. Plant Property tax exemption for non-profit

2:20 p.m. Pen-21-256 State of Maine v. Derric McLain

Jason Horn; Donald W. Macomber; Hunter J. Tzovarras; Mark A. Rucci; Carol Garvan; Zachary L. Heiden; Anahita Sotoohi

Suppression of evidence; right to counsel in interrogation


Oral Arguments: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
At the Cumberland County Courthouse, Portland

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Time Docket Number Case Name Attorneys Topics & Summary
9:50 a.m. SRP-22-92 State of Maine v. Richard J. Murray-Burns Maeghan Maloney; Francis J. Griffin, Jr.; Rory A. McNamara Consecutive sentences; sentencing upon remand

10:40 a.m. Yor-22-186 Keegan J. Fairfield v. Maine State Police Lab Amy L. Fairfield; Laura A. Yustak Freedom of Access Act; "law of the case" doctrine

11:30 a.m. Lin-22-135 Kathleen Bryant et al. v. Town of Wiscasset et al. Jonathan A. Pottle; Mary E. Costigan; Chris Neagle Municipal business licenses; mootness of actions; consideration of previous court orders

1:30 p.m. Yor-22-205 Sarah B. Bolduc v. Daniel J. Bolduc Pamela Holmes; Robert A. Levine

Divorce; jurisdiction to determine interest of non-party; time of valuation of property

Future Dates

Oral Arguments Cases on Briefs
December 6, 7, and 8, 2022 Week of December 19, 2022
January 10, 11, and 12, 2023 Week of January 23, 2023
February 7, 8, and 9, 2023 Week of February 20, 2023
March 7, 8, and 9, 2023  
April 4, 5, and 6, 2023 Week of April 17, 2023
May 9, 10, and 11, 2023 Week of May 22, 2023
June 6, 7, and 8, 2023 Week of June 19, 2023
July 11, 12, and 13, 2023 Week of July 10, 2023