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A gavel. (Credit: iStockphoto)

Patrick Nominates Gants As Massachusetts’ Chief Justice

Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated Supreme Judicial Court Justice Ralph Gants to serve as the chief justice of the state’s highest court.


Gov. Patrick administers the oath of office to Chief Justice Ireland, Dec. 20, 2010. (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

SJC Chief Justice Roderick Ireland Retiring

Chief Justice Roderick Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court is the first black chief justice in the court’s history.



Former SJC Chief Goes Back To Work

The retired Chief Justice of the state’s highest court is going back into the private sector.


Senior Associate Justice Roderick Ireland remarks on his nomination to serve as the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

State’s First Black Chief Justice To Be Sworn In

Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to swear in Roderick Ireland at 10 a.m. Monday at the John Adams Courthouse in downtown Boston.


Governor Patrick has chief justice candidate in mind

Governor Deval Patrick said Wednesday he has “a candidate in mind” to replace retiring Chief Justice Margaret Marshall on the Supreme Judicial Court and will make the announcement after the election.