The SJC yesterday issued an opinion about background checks for jurors. During jury deliberations for a murder trial, the District Attorney ran background checks on the jurors, and discovered that 5 have criminal histories that they did not disclose in the questionnaire. Although at that …Continue Reading Jury Duty
The Supreme Judicial Court has started to add its case briefs to its public docket information beginning with cases scheduled to be argued at the September, 2007 sitting. The briefs will be linked from the docket sheet for each case. We are told they will …Continue Reading SJC Briefs Available Online
Last week, Gov. Deval Patrick signed a new law, St.2007, c.109 , which grants adoptees access to their original birth certificates after they turn 18. The law does not apply to all adopted people, however. You can get a copy of your original birth certificate …Continue Reading Access to Birth Certificates in Adoption
A new regulation from Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, 940 CMR 25, “prohibits predatory, for-profit foreclosure rescue transactions,” according to a press release issued earlier this week. “The new regulation also makes it an unfair or deceptive act to market foreclosure-related services without a precise …Continue Reading Foreclosure Rescue Transactions Banned
The newest Supreme Judicial Court Justice, Margot Botsford, was sworn in this week in time for the Court’s fall session. According to the Boston Globe, “At the swearing in, Superior Court Chief Justice Barbara J. Rouse, described Botsford as a ‘judge’s judge’ with a relentless …Continue Reading Botsford Joins SJC
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