SJC Rules State, Local Police Can't Detain Immigrants Without ChargesThe State Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday that state and local authorities don't have to cooperate when federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities ask them to hold someone until they can arrive with a detainer.
Attempting To Educate, Mass. SJC Holds Hearings In LawrenceThe seven justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court traveled north of Boston Tuesday morning to hear oral arguments in four cases.
Massachusetts SJC Rejects Harassment As Free Speech ArgumentHarassing neighbors is not a form of constitutionally protected free speech, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled Tuesday.
Court: Mass. Candidates Have Right To Meet Voters Outside SupermarketsCandidates 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.
New Justice Joins Mass. Supreme Judicial CourtGov. Deval Patrick has sworn in Geraldine Hines as the newest member of the state's highest court.
Patrick's Picks Hines For SJC, Would Be First Black Woman To ServeGov. Deval Patrick has nominated state appeals court judge Geraldine Hines to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state's highest court.
Mass. SJC: Lifetime Parole For Sex Offenders Is UnconstitutionalThe 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.
Pledge Of Allegiance Not Religious, Says Massachusetts Highest CourtThe highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools does not discriminate against atheists.
Massachusetts Casino Law Could Hinge On Supreme Judicial Court CaseThe fate of casino gambling in Massachusetts may hinge on a case before the state's highest court Monday.
Patrick Signs Law Banning 'Upskirt' PhotosGov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill that would update state law to prohibit so-called "upskirt" photos of women.
Mass. Lawmakers Vote To Outlaw Taking 'Upskirt' PhotosMassachusetts 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.
Mass. High Court: Subway Upskirt Photos Not IllegalMassachusetts’ 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.