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.
SJC Chief Justice Roderick Ireland RetiringChief 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 WorkThe retired Chief Justice of the state's highest court is going back into the private sector.
State's First Black Chief Justice To Be Sworn InGov. 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