In 2016 the Massachusetts Parole Board proposed several revisions to their regulations. (120 Code of Mass. Regulations 100-900) The public was invited to submit written comments and/or attend a hearing on August 18, 2016. The final version of the regulations were published in Massachusetts Register #1330 dated January 13, …Continue Reading Massachusetts Parole Board updates regulations
“Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.” The President signs an Executive order, and it is published in the Federal Register, published daily under the auspices of the Office of …Continue Reading Finding Presidential Executive Orders
Words of Law is a regular feature of Massachusetts Law Updates, highlighting a particular word or phrase and its meaning in law. Today’s phrase is common law. common law, n. [fr. Law French commen ley “common law”] (14c) 1.The body of law derived from judicial …Continue Reading Word(s) of the Month – Common Law
Alexander Hamilton wrote about “The Judiciary Department” in Federalist No. 78. In what have become known as the Federalist Papers, Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay wrote 85 articles and essays under the pseudonym of Publius in an effort to convince the citizens of New …Continue Reading Independence of the Judiciary
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