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Criminal solicitation as a crime posted on Mar 27

Black’s Law Dictionary (10th edition, 2014), defines “criminal solicitation”, under “solicitation” (2), as:   “The criminal offense of urging, advising, commanding, or otherwise inciting another to commit a crime <convicted of solicitation of murder>.   Solicitation is an inchoate offense distinct from the solicited crime.  Under the   …Continue Reading Criminal solicitation as a crime

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Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – Selected Secondary Sources posted on Feb 2

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights - Selected Secondary Sources

Selected Secondary Sources From January 1, 2019 through January 30, 2019, Massachusetts Law Updates presented a daily series of blog posts showcasing the 30 Articles in the Declaration of Rights in the Massachusetts Constitution. In addition to the text of the Articles, the posts include   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – Selected Secondary Sources

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – Acknowledgments posted on Feb 1

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights - Acknowledgments

Acknowledgments The series of Massachusetts Law Updates blog posts showcasing the 30 Articles in the Declaration of Rights in the Massachusetts Constitution, posted in January of 2019, would not have been possible had not the articles been drafted by John Adams at his kitchen table   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – Acknowledgments

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – 30 Articles – Index posted on Jan 31

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights - 30 Articles - Index

From January 1, 2019 through January 30, 2019, Massachusetts Law Updates presented a daily series of blog posts showcasing the thirty Articles in the Declaration of Rights in the Massachusetts Constitution. Below, please find an index hyperlinked to those blog posts. Introduction Article 1 –   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – 30 Articles – Index

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – Article 30 posted on Jan 30

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights - Article 30

Three Branches of Government, Rule of Law In the government of this commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them: the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them: the judicial shall   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – Article 30

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – Article 29 posted on Jan 29

Massachusetts Declaration of Rights - Article 29

On the Necessity of Impartial Administration of Justice Article 29 It is essential to the preservation of the rights of every individual, his life, liberty, property, and character, that there be an impartial interpretation of the laws, and administration of justice. It is the right   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Declaration of Rights – Article 29