Massachusetts’ highest court begins appeals season
WGBH - 09/05/2017
This year could indicate a political shift for the state’s highest court, according to Northeastern Law Professor and WGBH News Legal Analyst Daniel Medwed. Five of the seven sitting justices on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts were appointed by Republican Governor Charlie Baker. Of the five appointees, four are former prosecutors, which could result in the judges sympathizing with the side of law enforcement in certain cases, Medwed says.