Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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Arguments To Be Heard In Homeless Woman’s Stun Gun Case

The Supreme Judicial Court is being asked to decide whether a state law that prohibits private citizens from possessing stun guns infringes on their right to keep and bear arms.


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Mass. High Court To Hear Cases On Eyewitness Identification Testimony

Defense attorneys are pushing the court to adopt stronger instructions to advise jurors that eyewitness identifications are not always reliable.



Daily Talker: Do You Agree With The Decision To Put Casino Vote On The Ballot?

Massachusetts’ highest court says voters will be allowed to decide whether to keep the state’s casino gambling law.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a measure calling to repeal the 2011 law can appear on the November ballot.


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Daily Talker: Creepy Photos OK By Law?

Should it be illegal to take “upskirt” photos in public places? Did the SJC get it wrong?


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Man Pleads Guilty To 3 Boston Rapes In 1991

A Boston man has pleaded guilty to multiple rape charges in a case in which prosecutors brought a so-called “John Doe” indictment and another man spent 12 years in prison before being cleared.


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Mass. SJC Reviews Report On Hiring Practices

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says it will start implementing some of the recommendations made by a task force appointed to review hiring of court officers.


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Lawmakers Weighing Mass. Probation Dept. Changes

Massachusetts’ top judge and Gov. Deval Patrick’s public safety secretary are pushing two very different proposed solutions for overhauling the state’s beleaguered probation system.


Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court nominee Fernande "Nan" Duffly. (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

Duffly Faces Governor’s Council Vote On Nomination

Appeals Court Associate Justice Fernande “Nan” Duffly is facing an up-or-down vote on her nomination to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.


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)

Gov. Council Approves MA High Court Nominee Ireland

The Governor’s Council has approved the nomination of Roderick Ireland as chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.