Coronavirus Necessitates Release Of Suspects Of Non-Violent Crimes, Mass. SJC RulesThe Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled Friday that suspects being held in jail pending trial for non-violent crimes be released on personal recognizance bail to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Mystery Solved: Court IDs Previously Unknown Judge In PaintingThe man whose portrait has hung for years outside the chamber of the highest court in Massachusetts — without anyone actually knowing who he was — now has a name.
SJC Orders Compromise In Drug Cases Tainted By Lab ScandalThe highest court in Massachusetts has rejected a proposal for the mass dismissal of more than 24,000 drug convictions because of misconduct by a former state drug lab chemist.
Gov. Charlie Baker Names 3 To State's High CourtRepublican Gov. Charlie Baker has nominated three Superior Court judges to fill upcoming vacancies on the state's highest court.