SJC rules state can use MassPike tolls for Big Dig costs
The state’s highest court threw out a class action lawsuit by commuters who objected to tolls being used to pay for the $24 billion Big Dig project.
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Scott Brown makes new push for ‘Stolen Valor Act’
After the Supreme Court struck down a similar law, Senator Brown is pushing for legislation that would criminalize people who misrepresent themselves as military heroes.
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President Obama, Mitt Romney offer divergent views of ruling
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on Thursday to uphold the country’s sweeping health care overhaul affected the presidential race almost immediately, with President Obama praising the decision as a landmark boon that will help all Americans and Mitt Romney pledging to make repeal his first priority as president.
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Supreme Court upholds health care law
The court handed President Obama a major victory by upholding the sweeping law, declaring that Obama and Congress acted within their powers in requiring most Americans to obtain health insurance.
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Lenders must have paperwork to foreclose, SJC rules
In a long-awaited decision, the state’s highest court ruled today a lender must have proper paperwork before foreclosing on a house, but that previous seizures would not be affected.
SJC: Boston City Council overstepped when it removed Turner
The ruling could make former city councilor Chuck Turner, who was convicted of bribery in 2010, eligible for an estimated $11,000 in back pay.
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The Massachusetts Appeals Court today reversed a probate judge’s decision to order a 32-year-old schizophrenic woman to undergo an abortion and to then be sterilized.
State must cover legal immigrants
- The state’s highest court ruled that the law excluding legal immigrants from subsidized health coverage is a violation of their rights under the Massachusetts Constitution.
Court upholds Cape Wind power plan
- The state’s highest court upheld a Department of Public Utilities review in favor of a deal for National Grid to buy 50 percent of the electricity generated by the Nantucket Sound wind farm.
SJC will study rate of OUI acquittals
- The state’s highest court has opened a formal inquiry into whether the acquittal rate in drunken driving trials before judges, a rate that now eclipses 80 percent, is unusual and excessive, a step it called necessary to assure the judiciary’s integrity.