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Michelle Carter Found Guilty in Texting Suicide Case

Michelle Carter, the Plainville woman who encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself in a series of text messages and phone calls, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Judge Lawrence […]

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Visit Cambridge Public Library

There’s plenty of Cambridge on the Supreme Court—five of its nine justices graduated from Harvard, after all. This weekend, the highest court in the land is […]

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Federal Judge Won’t Dismiss Extortion Charges Against Top Walsh Aides

A federal judge refused to throw out extortion and conspiracy charges against two top aides in Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration, accused of coercing the Boston […]

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Boston Grand Prix CEO Sues Walsh Aide for $15 Million

Former Boston Grand Prix CEO John Casey has filed a suit in Suffolk Superior Court against Austin Blackmon, Mayor Marty Walsh’s chief of environment, energy, and […]

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Wampanoag Tribe Wins Key Victory in Push for Casino on Martha’s Vineyard

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head have cleared a major hurdle in their push to build a casino on Martha’s Vineyard. The U.S. Court […]

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Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

The Senate has confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, after Republicans invoked the so-called “nuclear option” to shred the body’s voting rules and stem off a […]

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Officials Seized 112 Fake IDs at One Back Bay Store Over St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission celebrated St. Patrick’s Day as it is wont to do—by staking out certain neighborhoods in an effort to reduce underage […]

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Oxford Comma Decides Court Case in Maine Labor Dispute

Vampire Weekend and the AP Stylebook be damned! The Oxford comma—or rather, the lack of one—helped decide a Maine court case over overtime pay for […]

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Harvard Slips to Third in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Schools Rankings

Despite leading the pack in this year’s medical and business school rankings, Harvard slipped to third in U.S. News & World Report‘s best law schools […]

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Attorney General Maura Healey Will Defy Climate Change Subpoena

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey appears unimpressed by Congress’s latest attempt to derail her investigation of Exxon Mobil. The Boston Globe reports that Healey will not […]

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Alexander Acosta, Trump’s New Labor Pick, Attended Harvard Law

After his first pick withdrew his nomination because he reportedly “very tired of the abuse,” President Donald Trump has nominated Alexander Acosta to head the […]

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More Than 500 Employees of Massachusetts Companies Were Affected by the Trump Travel Ban

The impact of President Trump’s travel ban continues to emanate throughout Massachusetts, with a lawsuit saying 545 people from various companies and institutions were affected, according to the […]

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Iranian Scientist Blocked from Flying into Boston is Suing Donald Trump

Samira Asgari, an Iranian scientist who was barred under President Trump’s immigration order from boarding a flight to Boston, filed a lawsuit against Trump, the […]

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Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court Pick, Attended Harvard Law with Obama

While Merrick Garland may never get his seat on the bench, President Donald Trump has nominated a fellow Harvard Law alum in his place: Neil Gorsuch. […]

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The Death I Want

Why I’m suing Massachusetts for the right to die on my own terms.