Tag Archives: supreme judicial court

Wanted: conservative free speech advocates

You should care about a case pending before the commonwealth’s highest court if your answer to the following question is “no.” Should politicians be allowed to use the harassment-prevention laws to silence their opponents? That is the essence of the issue that the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) will wrestle with in December when it hears oral arguments in Van Liew…

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SJC Rules Females Have No Expectation of Privacy to Prevents Perv From Taking Photos Up Their Skirt

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, today ruled, that it is not illegal to take a picture up the skirt of an unwilling female in public.  Once again making Massachusetts the laughingstock of the nation. WBZ TV has the story. Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train…

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SJC: Health Program for Legal Immigrants Violates Equal Protection

By Kyle Cheney

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 5, 2012…..A move by the state Legislature to strip tens of thousands of legal immigrants from a taxpayer-subsidized state-run insurance program in 2009 violated their constitutional rights, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday. “The discrimination against legal immigrants … violates their rights to equal protection under the Massachusetts Constitution,”…

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Roderick Ireland chosen as new Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court

Roderick Ireland, a former Juvenile Court Judge, former Appeals Court Judge, and senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, as well as first African-American Supreme Judicial Court Justice has been nominated by newly-re-elected Governor Deval Patrick to be the Chief Justice who will succeed Chief Justice Margaret Marshall. The Boston Herald, Boston Globe are covering this story. For…

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