Two justices for the highest court in Massachusetts have asked state lawmakers to change a tough wiretap law to enable police to investigate and prosecute the hundreds of shootings and killings committed by street gangs. Supreme Judicial Court Justices Ralph Gants and Judith Cowin made the call Friday in an opinion supporting a ruling barring secretly-recorded evidence from being used against a man who admitted to a 2007 drive-by killing in Brockton.
Gov. Deval Patrick has tapped Barbara Lenk, who would be the first openly gay Supreme Judicial Court justice, to fill an open slot on Massachusetts’ highest court.
The Governor’s Council is deciding whether Appeals Court Associate Justice Fernande “Nan” Duffly will be elevated to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
A day after getting dumped on by close to a foot of snow, parts of Cape Cod were still digging out on Tuesday. The clearest sidewalks you’re likely to find are, appropriately enough, at the Commonwealth’s courthouses.
A new ruling by the state’s highest court applies to the Bay State’s new fallen snow. The Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling says you have a duty to use “reasonable care” to remove snow and ice from your property.
An independent review of the Mass. Probation Department revealed what justices described as a system of “abuse and corruption” in hiring practices.
The Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday upheld the convictions of Dirk Greineder in the 1999 slaying of his wife, Mabel.
Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated Roderick Ireland to be the first black chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
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A man convicted of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son and throwing a plastic toy shark at him, apparently because the toddler urinated in his pants, deserves a new trial because a doctor who didn’t […]