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No Contempt
No Contempt
The judge ruled Wednesday that there was no contempt of court resulting from Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson showing up two hours late to testify in federal court this past July.
Carter Sentencing
Carter Sentencing
BOSTON (AP) _ The aunt of a Massachusetts teenager who took his own life after being urged to do so in text messages from his girlfriend is asking for 20 years behind bars for the woman. The woman's father will ask that his daughter be spared prison time...
Traffic Leads to Contempt Hearing for Sheriff Hodgson
Traffic Leads to Contempt Hearing for Sheriff Hodgson
The most high-profile law enforcement official in southeastern Massachusetts will need to appear before a federal judge in September after showing up late to court on Wednesday. Judge William Young ordered Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson to appear for a civil contempt hearing because he showed up two hours late to testify in a criminal trial, according to the U...
Voter Challenge
Voter Challenge
BOSTON (AP) - A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law that requires voters to register at least 20 days before an election. The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, along with the national ACLU Voting Rights Project and a Boston law firm, filed the lawsuit in November...

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