Friday, April 13, 2012

New cases of note

From the federal district court, Judge Wolfe approves a settlement involving DOC and the isolation of mentally ill prisoners : Disability Law Center v. DOC
From the SJC :
Breastfeeding mother should have more time for exam in Currier v. National Board of Medical Examiners.
Change of venue for a juvenile trial in juvenile court upheld in Com. v. Tobias.
Three cases on Firearms :
From the Federal district court, Immigrants with lawful permanent resident status cannot be deprived of right to gun license in Fletcher v. Haas.
Conviction of unlawful possession of firearm upheld, and burden of proof rests with defendant for affirmative defense in Com v. Grouse
Antique firearm possession defense required vacation of conviction in Com. v. Jefferson