2016

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...

A new way to address drunk driving?

[17-September-15 20:12:52]
Some new research suggests that Massachusetts could benefit from a revision of its drunk driving laws, from a “no driving” model to a “no drinking”...

PARENTAL PRIVILEGE DEFENSE TO CHILD SPANKING

[3-September-15 17:20:35]
In June of 2015, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts finally formally recognized that a parent may use reasonable force to discipline his or her...

Massachusetts Outlaws “Designer Drugs”

[13-August-15 19:22:58]
Massachusetts recently followed the lead of several states – and of the federal government – in proscribing the manufacture, possession or distribution of designer drugs....