BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Roderick Ireland was sworn in by Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday as chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.
He replaces the retiring Margaret Marshall and becomes the first black to hold the post.
WBZ Radio’s Carl Stevens reports
Ireland takes over at a time when the courts are plagued by high caseloads, budget challenges and allegations of political favoritism in the hiring of the Probation Department it oversees.
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