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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

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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

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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

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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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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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