Supreme Judicial Court
Candidates for public office in Massachusetts have the right to collect nominating signatures outside supermarkets, the highest court ruled Friday in a decision that expands the rights of candidates on commercial private property.
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 lifetime parole for sex offenders is unconstitutional, finding that only judges can impose new sentences on offenders who have already completed their original sentence.
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools does not discriminate against atheists.
The fate of casino gambling in Massachusetts may hinge on a case before the state’s highest court Monday.
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.