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Neil Entwistle (Photo credit should read KEN MCGAGH/AFP/Getty Images)

State’s Highest Court Upholds Neil Entwistle Murder Conviction

The highest court in Massachusetts rejected Neil Entwistle’s appeal of his conviction Tuesday.

08/14/2012

(File image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Court Rules Medical Marijuana Ballot Question Needs To Be Re-Written

The state Supreme Judicial Court has ruled in favor of medical marijuana opponents who say the likely November ballot question on the issue is misleading.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/09/2012

Neil Entwistle (Photo credit should read KEN MCGAGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Neil Entwistle Asks SJC For New Trial

Neil Entwistle is looking for a new trial and his attorney went to the highest court in Massachusetts to make their case Friday.

04/06/2012

(Photo credit SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

SJC Rules Teens That Host “BYOB” Parties Not Liable

The state’s highest court rejected an attempt to expand civil laws covering responsibility for underage drinking at parties.

02/22/2012

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SJC Confirms Cape Wind-National Grid Power Deal

The state’s highest court has upheld a deal in which the electric utility National Grid agreed to buy power from the planned Cape Wind offshore wind farm.

12/28/2011

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State’s Highest Court Upholds Fees To Appeal Traffic Tickets

Drivers, beware: The highest court in Massachusetts has upheld a law that requires motorists to pay additional fees to appeal traffic tickets.

09/21/2011

Governor Patrick announces Appeals Court Justice Barbara Lenk as his nominee to serve as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

First Openly Gay Justice Lenk Confirmed To State’s Highest Court

A state appeals court judge who will be the first openly gay justice on Massachusetts’ highest court has been confirmed.

05/04/2011

Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

SJC Rules State Can Regulate Plymouth Nuke Water Intake System

The state’s highest court has ruled that Massachusetts environmental officials have the power to regulate a water intake system used by the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth.

04/11/2011

SJC Justices Call For Changes In Wiretap Laws

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/09/2011

Gov. Deval Patrick nominated Barbara Lenk to the SJC. (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

Patrick Nominates First Openly Gay Justice To SJC

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.

04/04/2011

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