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Commonwealth v. Brown (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-175-13)

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September 25, 2013.

Controlled SubstancesDoctor, Controlled substances.  Constitutional Law, Double jeopardy, Appeal, Ex post facto law, Equal protection of laws.  Due Process of Law, Appeal.  Practice, Criminal, Double jeopardy, Appeal, Assistance of counsel.  Words, “Dispense,” “Distribute.”

The defendant, Michael R. Brown, was convicted on indictments charging illegally prescribing controlled substances, in violation of G. L. c. 94C, §§ 32A (a) and 32B (a); submitting false medical claims, in violation of G. L. c. 118E, § 40 (2); and larceny of an amount in excess of $ 250, in violation of G. L. c. 266, § 30 (1).  We affirmed the convictions.  See Commonwealth v. Brown, 456 Mass. 708 (2010) (Brown I).  After we denied his subsequent petition for rehearing, Brown filed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254 (2006).  The petition was denied without prejudice on the basis that Brown had failed to exhaust his State court remedies as required by 28 U.S.C. § 2254(b)(1)(A).  See Brown vs. Ricci, U.S. Dist. Ct., No. 11-11154 (D. Mass. Jan. 10, 2012).  Brown thereafter filed a motion for release from unlawful restraint pursuant to Mass. R. Crim. P. 30, as appearing in 435 Mass. 1501 (2001), in the Superior Court, which was denied without a hearing.  Brown appealed, and we transferred his appeal to this court on our own motion. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - September 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm

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Commonwealth v. Brown (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-079-13)


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

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Should Scott Brown Run for Senate in NH?

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) dropped a bombshell on Thursday night when he told reporters following a speech in Nashua that he wouldn’t rule out a run for Senate in New Hampshire.

“I’m not going to rule out anything right now,” he said. 

Brown, who represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 2009 to 2012, owns a vacation home in Rye, N.H., so it’s not that far fetched.

His announcement drew an immediate response from Democrats, who flooded the Twitterverse with comments and jokes about the former Massachusetts Senator’s prospects should he choose to take on incumbent Jeanne Shaheen in 2014.

What do you think? Should Scott Brown run for Senate in New Hampshire in 2014? Or should he stay in Massachusetts? Tell us in our comments section below.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm

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Search for Missing Brown Student Expanded to Boston

Sunil Tripathi.

Sunil Tripathi, a 22 year old student at Brown University went missing last Saturday, March 16 around 11:00 a.m. He was last seen on the East Side of Providence, although the search has expanded to Boston, Connecticut, New York, and Philadelphia.

“Sunil could be anywhere,” said his mother Judy Tripathi.

He was wearing a pair of blue jeans, a black Eastern Mountain Sports ski jacket, glasses, and a Philadelphia Eagles wool hat. He is six feet tall and weighs 130 pounds.

‘He’s my best friend,” said Sunil’s older sister Sangeeta.  “He’s very quiet and humble.”  Family and friends are working with the Providence Police and the Brown University Department of Pubic Safety to find Sunil. The FBI has joined the greater Providence community to assist in the investigation.

To help with the search or get updates from the family, “like” the Facebook page, Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi.  If you have any information on Sunil Tripathi call the Providence police at (401) 243-6191. read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 24, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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Should Scott Brown Run for Governor?

Should former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown run for Governor of Massachusetts?

Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll this week show former Senator Scott Brown is more popular than he was when he lost his re-election bid last fall and is in a strong position to run for governor in 2014. 

The independent, nonpartisan poll surveyed 600 Massachusetts registered voters between Saturday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 5. 

With regard to Brown, the poll – which asked voters for their opinions on whether they would vote for Brown if he runs for governor – showed he has considerable bipartisan support, with 32.7 percent saying they are very likely to vote for him and 26 percent somewhat likely. 

Results showed that Brown, who garnered support of 92.2 percent of Republicans polled and 36.7 percent of Democrats, had more name recognition than other possible candidates, including Charlie Baker (67.2 percent combined said they had no opinion/never heard of Baker), former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey (58.4 percent combined no opinion/never heard of) and state Treasurer Steve Grossman (79.5 percent no opinion/never heard of). read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 9, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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Former Brown Aide Chosen to Head State GOP


Kristen Hughes, the former deputy finance chairman for the Sen. Scott Brown campaign, won a narrow vote Thursday night to become the new chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, according to

Hughes, 35, will replace outgoing chairman Robert A. Maginn, Jr. Before joining Brown’s campaign – and becoming his choice to lead the GOP through the upcoming election cycle – Hughes worked as a Quincy city councilor.

As Brown’s aide, she helped raise $ 42 million. Her win Thursday was seen by some as a important to avoid Brown from looking weak in the face of another possible run for the U.S. Senate, the Globe reported. 

“I am ready to head to [the GOP headquarters] tomorrow morning to get to work without delay,” Hughes said, according to “How we do in these special elections will have a direct impact on our ability to motivate the grassroots and raise funds for the 2014 cycle and beyond.” read more


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

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Scott Brown Will Not Run for U.S. Senate

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.


Scott Brown ended speculation Friday afternoon as to whether he would run for U.S. Senate, announcing that he is not entering the race for the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s confirmation to the post of Secretary of State. 

Two Democratic political opponents – Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) – will face off in the April 30 primary with the special election set for June 25. There are currently no Republican candidates in the race.

Markey, who represents the 5th Congressional District, kicked off his campaign in December. Lynch launched his bid with a formal announcement Thursday afternoon. Lynch represents the 8th Congressional District.

With Brown out of the running, what Republican would you like to see run for the seat? Leave your thoughts in the comment field below.

South End Patch


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 2, 2012 at 7:57 am

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