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  • Supreme Judicial Court Hosts Event to Celebrate Solved Mystery of Unknown Justice

    At an event at the John Adams Courthouse, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants welcomed members of the public who helped identify the mystery of the unknown justice as the Honorable Lemuel Shaw, where they were invited to view the portrait and the attachment of the name plate to the portrait frame. A direct descendant of Lemuel Shaw who reached out to the court after learning about the identity of the justice in the portrait also attended the event. Read Full Article
  • Court and State Leaders Attend Chelsea Drug Court Graduation and Certification Ceremony

    At a ceremony today at Chelsea District Court, Supreme Judicial Court Justice David A. Lowy, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary State Representative Claire D. Cronin, District Court Chief Justice Paul C. Dawley, Chelsea District Court First Justice Matthew J. Machera and many others gathered to recognize seven drug court graduates and the official certification of the drug court. Read Full Article
  • Governor Weighs Criminal Justice Reform Bill

    After much debate the Legislature has enacted a wide ranging criminal justice reform act that would change many policies and procedures of the trial and sentencing process for adults and juvenile defendants. Governor Charlie Baker can now sign the bill or send it back for changes. Read Full Article
  • Supreme Judicial Court to Participate in Student Government Day Activities

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will host fourteen students from seven high schools across the Commonwealth as part of Student Government Day activities on Friday, April 6th. The day will begin with activities at the State House, where students will learn about the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches of government. Appeals Court Associate Justice William J. Meade will address the students on behalf of the Judicial Branch. Read Full Article

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