2016

PARENTAL FITNESS DOES NOT REQUIRE PERFECTION

[28-June-16 16:14:55]
In May of 2016, the Massachusetts Appeals Court reversed a Probate and Family Court decision dismissing a mother’s petition to remove her child’s paternal grandmother...
PLEADING THE 5th

PLEADING THE 5th

[30-March-16 13:46:13]
The phrase, “I plead the 5th,” is bandied about a lot in television and movies, and most people have a general notion that it has...

2015

The “Trial Penalty”

[9-December-15 22:18:35]
In 2015, the House Judiciary Committee introduced several bills aimed at reforming the criminal-justice system in the United States. Among other things, the reforms seek...
FACEBOOK STALKING CONVICTION REVERSED

FACEBOOK STALKING CONVICTION REVERSED

[23-November-15 19:20:04]
In a 2015 case (Commonwealth v. Walters, 472 Mass. 680 (2015)) watched closely by women’s groups, free speech proponents and domestic violence advocates, the Supreme...