The chief justice of Massachusetts’ highest court was honored in his hometown of Springfield today [Wednesday]. Dozens of people – mostly seniors from the neighborhood where Roderick Ireland grew up – came out to celebrate his elevation to the Supreme Judicial Court. WFCR’s Kari Njiiri reports.
The hearing over Judge Roderick Ireland’s nomination to lead Massachusetts highest court has begun. The Governor’s Council today (Wednesday) took up the nomination of the Springfield native who, if confirmed, will become the first African-American to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. WFCR’s Kari Njiiri reports.