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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Pit Bull Won’t Justify No-Knock Warrant Posted on Oct 18

In Commonwealth v. Santiago, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled yesterday that the mere presence of a pit bull is insufficient to justify a no-knock entry. The court said, in part, “While we agree with the Commonwealth that a pit bull (or a mutt) may, under   …Continue Reading Pit Bull Won’t Justify No-Knock Warrant

Grandparent visitation examined Posted on Oct 9

In a new decision from the Appeals Court, a maternal grandmother’s petition for visitation rights over the objection of the father, was remanded to Probate and Family court, rejecting a motion to dismiss by the father. The grandmother’s pleadings were deemed sufficient to show visitation   …Continue Reading Grandparent visitation examined