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Hodgson Working with Lawmakers to Counter Court Decision on Detaining Illegals

DARTMOUTH — Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson is working with state lawmakers to immediately file and pass legislation that will strengthen the partnership between local, state and federal law enforcement in their shared mission to enforce laws and keep citizens and legal residents safe...

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Greg Desrosiers/Townsquare Media

Cypher Sworn In as Newest Supreme Judicial Court Justice

DARTMOUTH — For the first time in over 100 years, a representative of Bristol County sits on Massachusetts' highest court.

Elspeth "Ellie" Cypher was sworn in Thursday at a ceremony at UMass Dartmouth to the Supreme Judicial Court...

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Prosecutors Likely to Toss Thousands of Tainted Drug Cases

BOSTON (AP) - District attorneys in Massachusetts are facing a key deadline as they continue to deal with the damage caused by the misconduct of a former state drug lab chemist...

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Assonet Judge Confirmed to State’s Highest Court

Judge Elspeth "Ellie" Cypher of Assonet was unanimously confirmed to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts by the Governor's Council on Wednesday...

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SouthCoast Woman Nominated for State’s Highest Court

A local woman has been nominated to the state's highest court.

Elspeth Cypher, 57, of Assonet was nominated today by Governor Charlie Baker to replace Justice Margot Botsford, who will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 this March...

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Jim Phillips | TSM

City Finance Official Discusses Impact Of SJC Decision

A recent decision by the State Supreme Judicial Court to not hear an appeal regarding office closures requires the City of New Bedford to begin payments to certain municipal employees.

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Credit: Mass.gov website

New Bedford Will Have To Pay Employees For Lost Wages

The City of New Bedford will have to make payments to certain municipal employees after a union secures a court victory.

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Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline To Run From Canada To Gulf Of Mexico
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SJC Strikes Down “Pipeline Tax”

Environmental activists are calling it a victory after the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court struck down a decision on Wednesday from the Mass. Department of Public Utilities which allowed energy companies to charge customers for expenses relating to pipeline construction.

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SJC Approves Pot Question for November Ballot

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday the question to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts could appear on the November ballot, but ordered state officials to change the wording that explains the measure to voters...

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SJC Upholds Two Murder Convictions Of New Bedford Man

The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the first degree murder convictions of a 66 year old New Bedford man.

Elvin Valentin was found guilty in 2012 of the fatal shootings of 36 year old Nettie Becht and her friend, 40 year old Luiz Diaz in August, 2009 at the Westlawn Housing Development...

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