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Thompson, et al. v. Civil Service Commission, et al. (and a companion case) (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-144-16)

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15-P-330                                        Appeals Court

PRESTON THOMPSON & others[1]  vs.  CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION & another[2] (and a companion case[3]).

No. 15-P-330.

Suffolk.     May 10, 2016. – October 7, 2016.

Present:  Cypher, Blake, & Henry, JJ.

Civil Service, Police, Termination of employment, Testing, Reinstatement of personnel, Decision of Civil Service Commission.  Labor, Police, Collective bargaining, Discharge.  Municipal Corporations, Police, Collective bargaining.  Police, Discharge, Collective bargaining.  Public Employment, Police, Collective bargaining, Termination, Reinstatement of personnel.  Administrative Law, Substantial evidence.  Damages, Back pay. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - October 7, 2016 at 4:42 pm

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Commonwealth v. Thompson (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-061-16)

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14-P-886                                        Appeals Court

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  BRENISHA THOMPSON.

No. 14-P-886.

Middlesex.     March 24, 2016. – June 3, 2016.

Present:  Katzmann, Rubin, & Wolohojian, JJ.

Fraud.  False Impersonation & Identity Fraud.  Receiving Stolen Goods.  Evidence, Fraud.  Constitutional Law, Police power, Assistance of counsel, Harmless error.  Due Process of Law, Jurisdiction over nonresident, Assistance of counsel.  Jurisdiction, Nonresident.  Error, HarmlessPractice, Criminal, Duplicative convictions, Lesser included offense, Assistance of counsel, Harmless error. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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Commonwealth v. Thompson (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-069-15)

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 27, 2015 at 12:06 am

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Commonwealth v. Thompson (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-184-14)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.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-11623

COMMONWEALTH  vs.  WALTER THOMPSON.

November 10, 2014.

Controlled Substances.  “School Zone” Statute.  Statute, Amendment, Retroactive application.

After a jury trial, Walter Thompson was convicted of distributing cocaine and doing so in a school zone.  While his appeal was pending in the Appeals Court, the school zone statute, G. L. c. 94C, § 32J, was amended to reduce the radius of the school zone from 1,000 feet to 300 feet.  St. 2012, c. 192, § 30.  In an unpublished decision, a panel of the Appeals Court ruled that this amendment did not have retroactive effect, rejected Thompson’s other claims of error, and affirmed the convictions.  Commonwealth v. Thompson, 83 Mass. App. Ct. 1135 (2013).  We granted Thompson’s application for further appellate review.  467 Mass. 1101 (2014).  We now affirm the convictions, on somewhat different grounds. read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - November 10, 2014 at 10:07 pm

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