US SUPREME COURT
Sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without a chance for parole is unconstitutional, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday, falling in line with the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court plunged into the contentious issue of gay marriage Friday when it agreed to take up California’s ban on same-sex unions and a separate dispute about federal benefits for legally married gay couples.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a key provision in the federal health care law.
The federal corruption case against former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi and three associates will go forward after a federal judge refused to dismiss any of the charges.
Justice Antonin Scalia is unhurt after he tripped outside a restaurant in Providence, R.I.