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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled a statute requiring defendants convicted of possessing or distributing child pornography to wear a GPS monitor violates the state constitution.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Feliz. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the murder conviction against a Somerville man who killed an Everett stripper he had previously dated.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. FerreiraContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday ruled that Lawrence police officers conducted an unconstitutional search by entering an apartment without a warrant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. AriasContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today concluded the strip search of a suspected drug dealer by Chelsea police officers was not supported by probable cause, and the drugs recovered during the search are therefore inadmissible at trial.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Agogo Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reinstated the murder conviction of Aaron Hernandez, ruling that his death while his case was being appealed did not justify vacating the guilty finding.  The decision can be read at Commonwealth v. HernandezContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld second-degree murder convictions against two men who assisted a fellow inmate in murdering an elderly inmate at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. ConnorsContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court delivered an important decision today, ruling that a trial court can order a criminal defendant to provide the password to his phone that has been seized by the police and contains incriminating information about him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Jones. Continue reading ›

In a decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court concluded a police officer’s incomplete recitation of Miranda warnings to a suspected sex offender was good enough to allow the defendant’s statement to be admitted to the jury.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LajoieContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a second-degree murder conviction against a defendant who participated in the fatal shooting of a man who was boarding a bus in Roxbury in 2013.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Bannister. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today affirmed a man’s first-degree murder conviction following his trial in which it was proven he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. CollazoContinue reading ›