The ruling could have broad implications for about 40 other communities with similar restrictions.
Gov. Deval Patrick has sworn in Geraldine Hines as the newest member of the state’s highest court.
Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated state appeals court judge Geraldine Hines to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state’s highest court.
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools does not discriminate against atheists.
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill that would update state law to prohibit so-called “upskirt” photos of women.
Massachusetts lawmakers moved at a pace rarely seen in the legislature, acting quickly to pass through a bill criminalizing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.
Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train did not break the law.
Chief Justice Roderick Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court is the first black chief justice in the court’s history.
The state’s highest court has ruled that in most cases police must get a search warrant before obtaining cellphone records to track someone’s movements.
A lawyer for an atheist family has asked Massachusetts’ highest court to ban the practice of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in state public schools.