SJC

Michelle Carter Appeals Conviction In Texting Case
BOSTON (AP) _ A young Massachusetts woman who as a teenager sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself before he did so has asked the state's highest court to overturn her involuntary manslaughter conviction.
Michelle Carter's lawyers say in the Feb...
SJC To Resolve Questions About Campaign Contributions
BOSTON (AP) _ The state's highest court is set to take up the question of whether Massachusetts can ban political contributions from businesses while allowing contributions from unions.
Under state campaign finance law, businesses are not allowed to contribute to candidates while unions can dona…
[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…