SJC

[RICHARD] Rewarding Crooked State Workers With Pensions
Up until now, Massachusetts state employees who were convicted of any criminal offense related to their official roles have had to forfeit their state pension.  Period.  But, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently decided that stripping a crooked Peabody cop of his pen…
Mitchell Discusses Payments Following SJC Decision
The City of New Bedford will have to begin making payments to certain former and current municipal employees after it was announced on Tuesday that the Supreme Judicial Court had declined to hear an appeal regarding a 2009 Executive Order that called for half days on Fridays at many city offices, an…
SJC Overturns New Bedford Man’s Murder Conviction
The state's highest court has overturned a first degree murder conviction against a New Bedford man.
Jonathon Niemic was found guilty in 2012 in the fatal stabbing of Michael Correia of Fairhaven outside a soup kitchen on Purchase Street in October, 2010...
MGM Comes Up A Winner
MGM will be named Massachusetts' first casino operator but won't have to immediately pay millions of dollars in state fees and other payments that come due under law.
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission agreed in principle on Wednesday to delay the upcoming payments until a decision by the state's hi…
SJC Says Lifetime Parole For Sex Offenders Is Unconstitutional
The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that lifetime parole for sex offenders is unconstitutional, finding that only judges can impose new sentences on offenders who have already completed their original sentence.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that the current law allowing the stat…