Senate Working Group Releases Findings on Federal Shutdown

The Senate Working Group on the Federal Shutdown, charged with assessing the impacts of the federal shutdown and developing recommendations to mitigate the impacts on Massachusetts residents, presented its finding and recommendations to members of the Senate today during a Democratic Caucus.

The Appointment and Training of Clerk Magistrates and Assistant Clerk Magistrates

A recent┬áBoston Globe Spotlight story highlighted the court system’s use of clerk magistrates to oversee show cause hearings, closed-door proceedings in which clerk magistrates determine whether to press forward with charges against an individual, raising concerns about transparency and equity in the judicial process.