Posts tagged "Thomas"

Commonwealth v. Thomas (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-028-17)

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SJC-12055

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  MARCUS THOMAS.

Hampden.     October 7, 2016. – February 13, 2017.

Present:  Gants, C.J., Botsford, Lenk, Hines, Gaziano, Lowy, & Budd, JJ.

Constitutional Law, Identification.  Due Process of Law, Identification, Identification of inanimate object.  Evidence, Identification, Identification of inanimate object.  Identification.  Practice, Criminal, Motion to suppress.

Indictments found and returned in the Superior Court Department on April 3, 2015. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

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Commonwealth v. Thomas (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-058-16)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

13-P-666                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  RICKY THOMAS.

No. 13-P-666.

Hampden.     March 11, 2016. – May 26, 2016.

Present:  Meade, Sullivan, & Massing, JJ.

Rape.  Rape-Shield Statute.  Evidence, Prior conviction, Impeachment of credibility.  Witness, Impeachment. Practice, Criminal, Impeachment by prior conviction, New trial.

Indictment found and returned in the Superior Court Department on March 23, 2010.

The case was heard by Tina S. Page, J., and a motion for a new trial, filed on September 29, 2014, was considered by her. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - May 26, 2016 at 7:49 pm

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Commonwealth v. Thomas (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-152-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us

SJC-10826

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  CHITEARA M. THOMAS.

Plymouth.     February 7, 2014. – September 2, 2014.

Present:  Ireland, C.J., Spina, Botsford, Gants, Duffly, & Lenk, JJ.[1]

Homicide.  Burning a Dwelling House.  Attempt.  Constitutional Law, Assistance of counsel, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Harmless error, Self-incrimination.  Due Process of Law, Assistance of counsel.  Evidence, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement.  Error, Harmless.  Practice, Criminal, Capital case, Motion to suppress, Assistance of counsel, Admissions and confessions, Voluntariness of statement, Harmless error. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - September 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm

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In the Matter of: Patch, Thomas F. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-183-13)

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SJC‑11144

IN THE MATTER OF THOMAS F. PATCH.

October 21, 2013.

Attorney at Law, Disciplinary proceeding, Suspension, Disbarment. Board of Bar Overseers.

Bar counsel appeals from an order of a single justice of this court indefinitely suspending the respondent, Thomas F. Patch, from the practice of law.  Bar counsel argues that the single justice abused his discretion by not accepting the recommendation of the Board of Bar Overseers (board) that the respondent be disbarred, and by instead ordering an indefinite suspension based on his personal observations of the respondent in the court room and his conclusion that the respondent’s misconduct was mitigated by “unresolved emotional issues.”  Because we agree with bar counsel, we vacate the order of indefinite suspension and direct that a judgment enter disbarring the respondent. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm

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