The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reconvenes for oral arguments Tuesday, after its summer break and a pair of personnel changes.
Massachusetts’ highest court now has one fewer voice from the western and central parts of the state.
Gants has served on the Supreme Judicial Court since 2009. In accepting the governor’s nomination for chief justice in April, Gants said the court should be a problem solver.
It was only 18 months ago that the Governor’s Council voted unanimously to confirm Hines to a seat on the Appeals Court. At a hearing last week, all eight councilors said they would again support her.
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.
Governor Deval Patrick is standing by Massachusetts’ casino law. The state Supreme Judicial Court ruled this week voters will have a say in whether to […]
At a meeting last week, the nominee said nothing. The hours of testimony were devoted to speakers praising Associate Justice Ralph Gants, and members of the governor’s council questioning those speakers.
Casino opponents gathered outside the John Adams Courthouse Monday morning, calling on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to allow a proposed repeal of the state’s expanded gambling law to appear on the November ballot.
Justices will decide whether a ballot question repealing the state’s casino law can appear on the November ballot.
The Supreme Judicial Court is considering whether a ballot question repealing the state’s gambling law will go before voters in November.
Supreme Judicial Court chief justice nominee Ralph Gants on Thursday pledged to improve access to justice for all residents and to focus the courts on “problem solving” and sentencing practices that both punish criminals and reduce instances of reoffending.
Even without a warrant, police can enter a home to help an animal in distress. That’s the ruling Friday from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed the state’s case against Michael Robertson, who was accused of using his cell phone to take upskirt photographs of women on the MBTA’s Green Line.
In a letter to Gov. Deval Patrick, Ireland wrote that he was quickly approaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. And to make the transition smoother, he said he wanted to retire before the court’s new session begins in September.