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Mass. Court Says New Law Can’t Apply To Old Wills

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.

08/28/2012

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SJC: Retirement Funds Count When Determining Defendant Indigency

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.

07/13/2012

Chuck Turner

Boston City Council Might Owe Chuck Turner Back Pay After Ruling

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.

06/15/2012

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Court: Women Giving Birth Without Medical Help Cannot Face Criminal Liability

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that women who give birth without medical assistance will not be subjected to criminal liability.

06/15/2012

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Coakley Looks To Snuff Medical Marijuana Question From November Ballot

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.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/26/2012

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Level 3 Sex Offender To Be Released After Paperwork Error

A convicted sex offender will be allowed out of prison next month because of a mistake involving court paperwork.

05/08/2012

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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

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Court Says Head Shake Should Stop Police Questions

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.

01/13/2012

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Former SJC Chief Goes Back To Work

The retired Chief Justice of the state’s highest court is going back into the private sector.

01/04/2012

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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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