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Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC v. Boston Police Department
SJC-12690Argue Date: Tuesday November 5, 2019
*Summary: Public Records-- Whether booking photographs and arrest-or-charge-related records in possession of the Boston Police Department are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Law.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Lenk, Gaziano, Lowy, Budd, Cypher, Kafker, JJ.
Appellant: Boston Police Department
Counsel for Appellant: Catherine Lizotte, Esquire Peter M. Geraghty, Esquire Joshua Lee Speicher, Esquire Jason Michael Lederman, Esquire
Appellee: Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Counsel for Appellee: Jonathan M. Albano, Esquire Nathaniel Bruhn, Esquire Elizabeth Marie Bresnahan, Esquire
Court Appealed From: Suffolk Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Douglas H. Wilkins, J.
Route to SJC: Sua Sponte Transfer from Appeals Court
Amici Curiae: American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
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