This week, Governor Charlie Baker is likely to announce his nominees to the Supreme Judicial Court. Plus, a very speculative look at whether the legislature will tinker with the rules to fill a U.S. Senate seat vacancy.
Tuesday’s New Hampshire presidential primaries are dominating attention, accentuated Friday by Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to endorse New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Lawyers for a western Massachusetts woman asked the state’s highest court this week to find her not guilty in the 2010 murder of her wife, Anne Marie Rintala. Jurors deadlocked in the two previous trials of Cara Rintala.
Appeals Court Judge Geraldine Hines is on her way to sit on the state’s highest court after all eight members of the Governor’s Council said Wednesday they plan to vote to confirm her for a seat on the Supreme Judicial Court.
Geraldine Hines would become the first African American woman to serve on the Supreme Judicial Court if she’s confirmed by the Governor’s Council.
The ongoing trial of Massachusetts’ former Probation Commissioner could overshadow other events at the State House this week.