U.S. Supreme Court

Keating Praises Supreme Court Decision On ACA
Congressman Bill Keating welcomed the latest ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld a section of the Affordable Care Act that provided taxpayer subsidies for low-income residents in nearly three dozen states that have not set up health insurance exchanges.
Gov. Baker, AG Healy Push To End Bans Against Gay Marraige
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and state Attorney General Maura Healey are among those urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down remaining state bans against gay marriage.
Baker was the only sitting governor among a group of more than 300 prominent Republicans who submitted a brief Friday...
Patrick Signs Abortion Clinic Security Bill
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
Wednesday's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 state law that established a protest-free 35-foot ``buffer zone'' around th…
Supreme Court Says Warrants Required For Cellphone Searches
The U.S. Supreme Court is striking a blow for privacy rights. The high court ruled 9-0 today that police must obtain warrants before searching suspects' cellphones.
Civil libertarians successfully argued that the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution covered cellphones in insuring the right of in…
Encouraging Decision For Mashpee Wampanoags
The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is pointing to a recent legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Interior as a major boost for its bid to have land placed into trust for a resort casino in Taunton.
 
    The department said tribes are not required to have been federally recognized bef…