Good op-ed on Probation Dept. scandal

Retired judge James Dolan knows a thing or two about the state’s court system. He was a Dorchester District Court judge, and he authored “A Judicial Declaration of Independence: Reaffirming the Autonomy of the Third Branch,” published by Pioneer Institute. http://www.pioneerinstitute.or…

Check out his piece in the Worcester T&G:

“Judiciary must assert itself”

Too often, concerns over court budgets, salaries and pensions render judicial leaders seemingly incapable of opposing legislative efforts to restrict the judiciary’s inherent authority. Fear of legislative retaliation has silenced leaders and resulted in rampant patronage interfering with court administration.

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