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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

  • SJC offers guidance on removal of children
    The Supreme Judicial Court has resolved three issues regarding the statutory obligation of the Department of Children and Families to make reasonable efforts prior to the placement of a child with the department to prevent or eliminate the need for removal from the home. Under G.L.c. 119, §29C, if a Juvenile Court judge grants temporary custody […]
  • Criminal – Sentencing – Downward variance – Disparity
    Where a defendant was sentenced to life in prison for his participation in a large-scale cocaine trafficking conspiracy, the sentence must be vacated on procedural grounds, as the lower court did not address the defendant’s potentially persuasive disparity argument in favor of a sentence varying from the advisory guideline range. “The Presentence Investigation Report prepared […]

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