Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012
SJC issues standing order in Department of Public Health Drug Lab scandal
Effectively immediately, the Supreme Judicial Court has issued
an order to facilitate the handling of matters related to
allegations of misconduct at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory
To further the expeditious handling of such matters, and
notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary in any rule of court
or standing order, it is ORDERED that a chief justice of a trial
court department may assign for all purposes, including
disposition, any post conviction motion in which a party seeks
relief based on alleged misconduct at the Hinton State Laboratory
to any judge of that trial court department.
The assigned judge may reassign the motion to the original trial
judge where the interests of justice require.
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