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Patrick Signs Law Banning ‘Upskirt’ Photos

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill that would update state law to prohibit so-called “upskirt” photos of women.

03/07/2014

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Lawmakers Vote To Outlaw Taking ‘Upskirt’ Photos

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.

03/06/2014

Michael Robertson. (Photo courtesy: MBTA Police)

Mass. High Court: Subway Upskirt Photos Not Illegal

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.

03/05/2014

Gov. Patrick administers the oath of office to Chief Justice Ireland, Dec. 20, 2010. (Photo credit: Matt Bennett/Governor's Office)

SJC Chief Justice Roderick Ireland Retiring

Chief Justice Roderick Ireland of the Supreme Judicial Court is the first black chief justice in the court’s history.

03/03/2014

Tom Driscoll leaving Dunkin' Donuts.

Supreme Judicial Court Launches Review Of Its Court Clerks

Following an I-Team investigation, the Supreme Judicial Court has launched a review of its court clerks.

08/14/2013

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SJC: Sharing Marijuana ‘Joints’ Legal But Growing Pot Is Still A Crime

The state Supreme Judicial Court has ruled sharing marijuana is not a crime under the law that decriminalized possession of less than an ounce of the drug in Massachusetts.

04/05/2013

A gavel sits on a desk at a courthouse. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Mass. SJC: Police Don’t Need Search Warrant To Look At Cellphones

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that police do not necessarily need a search warrant to look at a list of cellphone calls made by someone who has been arrested.

12/06/2012

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Faulkner Doctor Loses License Over Alleged Affair With Patient

Doctor Gary Brockington was told by the Board Of Registration In Medicine that it has zero tolerance for sexual misconduct between doctors and patients.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/24/2012

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Minority Police Officers Gain Ground In Discrimination Lawsuit

Minority police officers who filed a lawsuit can move forward on their claim that a promotional exam discriminates against black and Hispanic officers, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled Friday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–11/10/2012

A gavel sits on a desk at a courthouse. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State SJC Strikes Down Hospitals’ Healthcare Lawsuit

The state Supreme Judicial Court has dismissed lawsuits filed by seven Massachusetts hospitals and a managed healthcare organization that claimed they were shortchanged by the state’s 2006 health care law.

09/15/2012

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