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Yearly Archives: 2010

We Had to Look It Up Posted on Dec 24

Today’s Boston Globe includes an article on people who “harvest” deer killed in accidents, and includes the statement “Massachusetts law requires that the driver of the car get first dibs on the deer.” Really? Yes, really. 321 CMR 2.04 provides that an “eligible person” has   …Continue Reading We Had to Look It Up

Public’s Right to Free Access to Court Decisions Posted on Jul 1

From Nash v. Lathrop, 142 Mass. 29 (1886): “The decisions and opinions of the justices are the authorized expositions and interpretations of the laws which are binding upon all the citizens. They declare the unwritten law, and construe and declare the meaning of the statutes. Every   …Continue Reading Public’s Right to Free Access to Court Decisions