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Massachusetts SJC Hopes To Identify Mystery Judge In Portrait

BOSTON (CBS) – Court officials are looking to figure out the identity of the unidentified judge depicted in an oil painting that hangs in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial courthouse. 86 more words


Massachusetts Court Changes Definition Of Felony Murder

BOSTON (AP) — The highest court in Massachusetts has overturned the first-degree murder convictions of a man who provided the gun used in a double homicide but who was not present when the victims were shot. 117 more words


Baker Proposes Allowing Police To Hold Violent Criminals After ICE Ruling

BOSTON (CBS) — Governor Charlie Baker has proposed legislation that would allow state and local police officers to hold people who have committed serious and violent crimes at the request of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. 428 more words


Victory For Man Who Spent 35 Years In Prison For Murder He Says He Didn't Commit

BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court rejected a prosecutor’s request to reinstate Fred Weichel’s murder conviction.

In April, a judge threw-out Weichel’s conviction for the 1980 murder saying investigators didn’t give the defense a police report. 32 more words


Mass. Court Turns Over A New Leaf: Rules Employer May Be Liable for Failing to Accommodate Employee’s Medical Marijuana Use

Even though 29 states now allow medical marijuana, employee use of medical marijuana is unprotected in many workplaces because marijuana use of any kind remains illegal under federal law.    982 more words