If the justice before whom an action or proceeding is tried in the supreme judicial
court or the superior court in counties other than Barnstable, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk,
Plymouth or Suffolk considers that a question of law which arises for the determination
of the full court is immaterial, frivolous, or intended merely for delay, or that
the interests of the parties or of the public require a more speedy determination
thereof than can be reached in the sitting established for the county in which the
action or proceeding is tried, he shall so certify and order the question of law to
be entered and heard at the sitting of the court for the commonwealth; and all the
other proceedings shall be the same as if the question had arisen in one of the above
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