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  • Alimony Reform Effort Roles On, Despite Hurdles on Beacon Hill
    Alimony Reform Effort Roles On, Despite Hurdles on Beacon Hill

    Jason V. Owens reviews how alimony reform advocates keep pushing for changes in Massachusetts law that permits lifetime alimony to continue. In June of 2016, alimony reform advocates in Massachusetts ...

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  • The Gorsuch Nomination: Will This Be A “Nuclear Winter”?
    The Gorsuch Nomination: Will This Be A “Nuclear Winter”?

    Attorney and Supreme Court watcher James M. Lynch considers whether Republicans will “go nuclear” over Gorsch appointment. As predicted here , President Donald Trump has appointed 10 th Circuit U.S. ...

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  • Will President’s Sister Swing Supreme Court Pick?
    Will President’s Sister Swing Supreme Court Pick?

    Attorney James M. Lynch considers whether Donald Trump’s sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, could influence the President’s Supreme Court choice. With President Donald Trump’s nomination for the United ...

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  • Colorado Judge Rumored to be Supreme Court Frontrunner
    Colorado Judge Rumored to be Supreme Court Frontrunner

    Attorney James M. Lynch discussed the possible Supreme Court appointment of Neil M. Gorsuch of the 10 th Circuit Court of Appeals. As predicted here last month, President Obama did not elect to ...

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  • R. Christian Haufler (1952-2017)
    R. Christian Haufler (1952-2017)

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Attorney R. Christian Haufler on January 14, 2017. Christian was a staple presence in the South Shore legal community for decades, and was known as both a ...

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  • Why President Obama Cannot “Recess Appoint” His Supreme Court Pick
    Why President Obama Cannot “Recess Appoint” His Supreme Court Pick

    Massachusetts attorney James M. Lynch reviews the power of the President to use a recess appointment to place Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court. Since the election of Republican Donald Trump to the ...

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