Posted inOpinion

SJC takes big step backward on racial justice

IN SEPTEMBER 2020, the Supreme Judicial Court released three landmark rulings which, taken together, placed the judiciary front and center in the fight for racial justice. Commonwealth v. Long lowered the burden for proving a police traffic stop was racially motivated; Commonwealth v. Evelyn noted that nervous and evasive behavior by Black males can no […]

Posted inEconomy

Justice demands that we strengthen eviction protections 

BEFORE PASSING AWAY earlier this fall, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants was clear about what he saw as the largest civil rights and public health crisis in his lifetime: widespread evictions during COVID-19.    As the head of the state judicial system, Justice Gants had a systemic overview of the eviction crisis. He […]