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Massachusetts SJC Rejects Harassment As Free Speech Argument

Harassing neighbors is not a form of constitutionally protected free speech, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday.

12/23/2014

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Court: Mass. Candidates Have Right To Meet Voters Outside Supermarkets

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.

10/10/2014

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New Justice Joins Mass. Supreme Judicial Court

Gov. Deval Patrick has sworn in Geraldine Hines as the newest member of the state’s highest court.

07/31/2014

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Patrick’s Picks Hines For SJC, Would Be First Black Woman To Serve

Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated state appeals court judge Geraldine Hines to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state’s highest court.

06/13/2014

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Mass. SJC: Lifetime Parole For Sex Offenders Is Unconstitutional

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.

06/11/2014

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Pledge Of Allegiance Not Religious, Says Massachusetts Highest Court

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools does not discriminate against atheists.

05/09/2014

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Massachusetts Casino Law Could Hinge On Supreme Judicial Court Case

The fate of casino gambling in Massachusetts may hinge on a case before the state’s highest court Monday.

05/04/2014

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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

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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

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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

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