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Celebrating Constitution Day Posted on Sep 17

Celebrating Constitution Day

The Centinel – February 9, 1788 Announcing the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in Massachusetts September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, and to  “recognize all who, by   …Continue Reading Celebrating Constitution Day

Nomination of Presidential Candidates at National Party Conventions – Massachusetts Law Posted on Jul 19

State law and national party rules play a part in prescribing the nominating process for President of the United States. Three of the four political parties registered with the Election Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth held primaries on March 1, 2016 and Massachusetts   …Continue Reading Nomination of Presidential Candidates at National Party Conventions – Massachusetts Law

Selection of Delegates to National Conventions – Massachusetts Law Posted on Jul 18

A word about Massachusetts law relating to the Presidential Election might be in order, particularly as it applies to the national party conventions taking place this summer. Presidential Primaries were held on the first Tuesday in March as required by M.G.L. c.  53, § 28.   …Continue Reading Selection of Delegates to National Conventions – Massachusetts Law

Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court Posted on Jun 15

Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court

Governor Charlie Baker introduced three Superior Court justices yesterday to fill three impending vacancies on Massachusetts’ highest court.  The judges, Kimberly Budd, Frank Gaziano and David Lowy will replace Associate Justices Fernanda Duffly, Francis Spina, and Robert Cordy who are all retiring this summer.  The   …Continue Reading Governor Baker nominates 3 justices for Supreme Judicial Court

Every day is a holiday! Posted on Jun 10

Who doesn’t love a holiday? But is every day a holiday? Well, yes and no. There are official holidays that are recognized by the Federal government. These days matter if you are filing court paperwork and need to know how to compute the time allowed. The list of   …Continue Reading Every day is a holiday!

Law Day Activities Today Posted on May 6

The following courts will have activities on Friday, May 6: Wrentham District Court, 60 East Street, First Session Courtroom, 9:30 a.m. Festivities will include the State Police Honor Guard, performances by the Medway High School Band, Boston Police Gaelic Column Pipes & Drums, and a   …Continue Reading Law Day Activities Today

Celebrate National Bike Month in May Posted on May 4

Celebrate National Bike Month in May

There are many reasons why people ride bicycles: to help the environment, to get some exercise, to raise money for a charity, to save money on gas and car repairs, to spend time with family and friends, or to enjoy the outdoors.  But whatever the   …Continue Reading Celebrate National Bike Month in May

Law Day Activities Today Posted on Apr 29

The following courts will have activities on Friday, April 29: John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The theme of the day will be “Miranda: More than Words.” A total of about 100 students from Fenway High School and Cathedral   …Continue Reading Law Day Activities Today

Massachusetts Tax Amnesty Program- “Escape the Penalty Box” Posted on Apr 12

Do you or your business owe back taxes?  If so, check out a tax amnesty program which will run from April 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016. Individuals and businesses can amend earlier filings or submit delinquent tax returns during this period.  Tax penalties and interest on those penalties will   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Tax Amnesty Program- “Escape the Penalty Box”

Let Libraries Transform Your Life Posted on Apr 11

Let Libraries Transform Your Life

The theme for National Library Week (April 10- 16, 2016) is “Libraries Transform.”   How has a library made a difference in your life? The Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries join libraries across the country to celebrate the transformative power of libraries.  Our public law libraries give the   …Continue Reading Let Libraries Transform Your Life