Massachusetts SJC Hopes To Identify Mystery Judge In PortraitCourt officials are looking to figure out the identity of the unidentified judge depicted in an oil painting that hangs in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial courthouse.
Massachusetts Court Changes Definition Of Felony MurderThe Supreme Judicial Court's ruling Wednesday narrows the definition of the state's felony murder law.
Baker Proposes Allowing Police To Hold Violent Criminals After ICE RulingGovernor Charlie Baker has proposed legislation that would allow state and local police officers to hold people who have committed serious and violent crimes at the request of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Victory For Man Who Spent 35 Years In Prison For Murder He Says He Didn't CommitMassachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court rejected a prosecutor's request to reinstate Fred Weichel's murder conviction.
Arguments To Be Heard In Homeless Woman's Stun Gun CaseThe 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.
Mass. High Court To Hear Cases On Eyewitness Identification TestimonyDefense 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.
Daily Talker: Creepy Photos OK By Law?Should it be illegal to take "upskirt" photos in public places? Did the SJC get it wrong?
Man Pleads Guilty To 3 Boston Rapes In 1991A 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.
Mass. SJC Reviews Report On Hiring PracticesThe 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.
Lawmakers Weighing Mass. Probation Dept. ChangesMassachusetts' 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.
Duffly Faces Governor's Council Vote On NominationAppeals Court Associate Justice Fernande "Nan" Duffly is facing an up-or-down vote on her nomination to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.