Supreme Judicial Court
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that a member of a well-known Massachusetts family will not have to share her inheritance with her two adopted brothers.
Criminal defendants in Massachusetts must prove that they can’t afford their own attorney before a judge can appoint a lawyer to represent them at taxpayer expense, the state’s highest court ruled Friday.
The state’s highest court has ruled that the Boston City Council overstepped its authority when it removed former Councilor Chuck Turner from office before he was sentenced to prison on corruption charges.
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that women who give birth without medical assistance will not be subjected to criminal liability.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has moved to dismiss a petition to the state’s highest court by a group that opposes a proposed ballot question that would legalize medical marijuana.
A convicted sex offender will be allowed out of prison next month because of a mistake involving court paperwork.
Neil Entwistle is looking for a new trial and his attorney went to the highest court in Massachusetts to make their case Friday.
A head shake is just as good as words for suspects to tell police they want to invoke their right to remain silent, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled Friday.
The retired Chief Justice of the state’s highest court is going back into the private sector.
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.