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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a woman’s convictions for manslaughter and reckless endangerment of a child for her involvement in a car accident that killed her two young nephews.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HardyContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that defendants accused of murder, rape, and sexual offenses against children are entitled to request individual questioning of potential jurors about their potential racial or ethnic prejudices when the alleged victim is a different race.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Colon. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that a man who lied to the police about being present at a murder scene and refused to cooperate with the investigation should not have been convicted of being an accessory after the fact.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RiveraContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled that the police must ordinarily obtain a search warrant before obtaining the real-time location of a suspect’s cell phone.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AlmonorContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a Massachusetts prosecutor can read into evidence the previous testimony given by a crime victim, where the victim has subsequently died and is obviously not available to testify at the trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FontanezContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a Suffolk Superior Court judge’s order suppressing a gun found during the execution of a search warrant, because the information contained in the warrant application was two months old.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HartContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled that a juvenile’s age must be considered by a judge in determining whether the juvenile was subjected to the functional equivalent of an interrogation.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. QuinonesContinue reading ›

A divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a superior court judge’s ruling that a level three sex offender, on probation for dissemination of child pornography, violated the terms of his probation by trying to enter an elementary school.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MedeirosContinue reading ›