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Feds tell automakers not to comply with Mass. law

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION officials dealt a major blow to a voter-approved Massachusetts law boosting access to motor vehicle telematic data, warning that the measure on the state’s books “poses significant safety concerns.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Tuesday effectively told major automobile manufacturers not to comply with the state’s “right […]

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SJC judges pose dismissal of 27,000 tainted drunk driving convictions

THERE IS NO QUESTION that for years, state breathalyzer tests were not certified correctly, and Massachusetts’ Office of Alcohol Testing acted egregiously when it withheld evidence about failed calibrations of breathalyzers. But what happens to all those drunk driving cases where breathalyzer evidence was used?  The Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday heard arguments in a […]