2013 edition of the Massachusetts Guide to
Evidence now available
The Supreme Judicial Court and its Executive Committee on
Massachusetts Evidence Law have announced the release of the 2013
edition of the Massachusetts Guide to Evidence. The
Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court recommend use of the guide
by the bench, bar and public.
The guide is available without charge on the websites of the
Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Court and Trial Court, where it can
be searched and downloaded. The print edition of the
Massachusetts Guide to Evidence is available for purchase
from the Flaschner Judicial Institute, which has provided a
complimentary copy to every judge in the commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Guide to Evidence assembles existing
Massachusetts evidence law in an easy-to-use document organized
similarly to the Federal Rules of Evidence. The guide includes
extensive explanatory notes and citations to pertinent
Boudin to assume senior status
Chief Judge Sandra Lynch of the First Circuit Court of Appeals has
announced that the Hon. Michael Boudin intends to assume senior
status on June 1, 2013.
Boudin was born in New York City in 1939 and graduated from
Harvard University Law School in 1964. After working in private
practice in Washington D.C., Boudin served as deputy assistant
attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the Department of
Justice for several years before being nominated by President
George H.W. Bush in 1990 to the United States District Court for
the District of Columbia. Boudin served as federal district judge
and Bush nominated him to the Court of Appeals for the First
Circuit in 1992. Boudin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 21,
1992 and served as chief circuit judge from 2001 to 2008.