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Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Provision

The Supreme Court of the United States announced on June 26, 2013 a landmark decision that will have far-reaching implications for employers across the country. In United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court invalidated a…more

| Constitutional Law, Family Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Whither Medical Marijuana Use In Massachusetts?

At the November 6, 2012 election, the voters in Massachusetts approved Ballot Question 3, which authorizes medical marijuana and related uses. Ballot Question 3, now codified as Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2012 (the Law), became…more

| Health

Massachusetts Governor Patrick Signs Law Mandating Fingerprint-Based...

On January 10, 2013, Governor Patrick signed “An Act Relative to Background Checks” (H.4307) into law. This law implements a wide reaching requirement for mandatory state and national fingerprint-based criminal background…more

| Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law,...

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