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Gag Order In Hernandez Case Upheld By SJC Justice

A state Supreme Judicial Court justice has upheld the gag order on both sides in the murder case of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Prosecutors asked Justice Fernande Duffly to review the order by Bristol Superior Court Judge Susan Garsh

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Mass. Utilities Argue Against DPU Fines

The state's highest court has heard arguments from three major utilities seeking to overturn record penalties stemming from their response to two major storms in 2011.

The state Department of Public Utilities fined National Grid $18

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Aaron Hernandez Pre-Trial Hearing At Bristol County Superior Court
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Appeal Filed In Judge’s Gag Order In Hernandez Case

A Massachusetts trial judge has refused prosecutors' request to change or delay a gag order she imposed in the murder case of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez.
 
    Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a 27-year-old Boston man dating the sister of the ex-player's fiancee

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Update: Massachusetts To Ban Upskirt Photos

 

Massachusetts lawmakers are wasting no time in reacting to a court ruling that upskirt photos are legal. 

A measure banning secret pictures of women's and children's "sexual or intimate parts" sailed through the House and Senate Thursday.  P

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SJC Rules Taking Photos Up Women’s Skirts Not Illegal

The highest court in Massachusetts has determined that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not ``nude or partially nude

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Lawmakers Propose 35-Year Sentence For Juveniles Convicted Of Murder

 

A group of Massachusetts lawmakers has proposed legislation that would require juveniles convicted of first-degree murder to serve a minimum of 35 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.

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ACLU Asks SJC For Help In Drug Lab Cases

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the highest court in Massachusetts to come up with a comprehensive plan for handling thousands of criminal cases tainted by a scandal at a state drug lab

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Tribal Chairperson Cheryl Andrews-Maltais
Tribal Chairperson Cheryl Andrews-Maltais

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe Wants Suit Heard In Federal Court

 

The Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe wants a dispute over its gambling rights settled in the federal courts. 

The Martha's Vineyard-based tribe announced plans last month to open a small casino on the island. But

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SJC Rules Life Sentences For Juvenile Murderers Are Unconstitutional

 

The highest court in Massachusetts has fallen in line with the U.S. Supreme Court and ruled that sentencing juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole in unconstitutional.
 

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SJC To Hear Arguments in 1993 Lakeville Murder Case

 

A man convicted in the rape and murder of an 83-year-old woman is asking Massachusetts' highest court to order prosecutors to give him access to biological evidence found at the crime scene so he can do DNA testing.
 

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