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  • FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2008 file photo, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, looks on as Justice Ralph Gants speaks at the Statehouse in Boston after Patrick announced Gants would replace retiring state Supreme Judicial Court Justice John Greaney. On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Patrick nominated Gants to serve as chief justice of the state's highest court. If approved, he would succeed Chief Justice Roderick Ireland, who announced in March that he would be retiring in July. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)

    Patrick names Gants state's chief justice

    Ralph Gants, an associate justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, was nominated by Gov. Deval Patrick on Thursday to serve as the chief justice of the state's highest court.


  • Rhode Island judge: Pension lawsuit may go forward

    A lawsuit brought by public sector unions and retirees over Rhode Island's 2011 pension overhaul can now move forward, a judge ruled Wednesday, days after both sides said a lengthy mediation had failed.


  • Groups weigh in on education tax credit challenge

    Dozens of advocacy groups from across the country have weighed in as the New Hampshire Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a business tax credit program that benefits students at religious schools.


  • NC high court holds hearings on Racial Justice Act

    North Carolina's highest court will determine whether a lower-court judge erred when he ruled that racism was so pervasive in the trials of four convicted murderers that their sentences had to be changed from death to life behind bars without parole.


  • FILE - In this April 27, 2011 file photo, Katherine Jackson poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif.  A Los Angeles judge tentatively ruled Monday April 14, 2014, that Katherine Jackson should pay more than $800,000 in legal costs to AEG Live LLC over her unsuccessful lawsuit against the concert promoter alleging it negligently hired the doctor convicted of causing her son's death in 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

    Judge: Michael Jackson's mom should pay costs

    Michael Jackson's mother should pay more than $800,000 in trial costs to a concert promoter that she targeted in a failed negligent hiring lawsuit involving the death of her son, a judge said Monday.


  • Suspect absent from court after shootings

    A Vermont man charged with shooting and wounding two state police troopers and a disabled neighbor in his bed refused to appear in court Monday to answer four attempted murder charges, but his attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.


  • Judge overturns initiative restricting large mines

    A state judge this week overturned a 2011 Bristol Bay community initiative to restrict large-scale mining, a victory for backers of the proposed Pebble Mine.


  • Authorities: Chris Brown arrested on warrant

    Chris Brown was arrested Friday and will be held without bail on a warrant issued by probation officials in the latest legal entanglement for the R&B singer who has struggled to put his 2009 attack on Rihanna behind him.


  • Maine town appeals beach access decision

    The town of Kennebunkport is asking the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to reconsider its ruling vacating the right to public access to Goose Rocks Beach.


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