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Massachusetts Court Offers Guidelines On Spanking

The state’s highest court has for the first time set legal guidelines for when and how parents can use spanking to discipline their children.


Annie Dookhan in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Nov. 22, 2013. (WBZ-TV)

Massachusetts Top Court Rules In Tainted Drug Evidence Case

The court stopped short of ordering the affected convictions vacated.


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Court To Weigh Law Barring False Statements In Campaigns

On Thursday, the state’s highest court will hear arguments about whether the 1946 law violates the First Amendment.



Boston Attorney To Challenge Constitutionality Of Fees To Fight Traffic Tickets

A Boston attorney is set to challenge the constitutionality of the fees imposed on drivers who are fighting traffic tickets.


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)

Ireland Sworn In As SJC Chief Justice

Roderick Ireland was sworn in by Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday as chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court.

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MA court sets rules on testimony by disabled

The highest court in Massachusetts has issued new guidelines to ensure witnesses with disabilities that affect how they communicate get a fair chance to testify in court. The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday ruled on […]


New ruling holds property owners liable for winter-related injuries

  WBZ’s Lana Jones speaks with Attorney Neil Sugarman about a new Supreme Court Ruling that holds property owners liable for snow and ice-related injures.