Five men face "trafficking a person for sexual servitude" charges after meeting an undercover cop at a hotel.
A Massachusetts Commission Recommends Long-Overdue Reforms to the 'Worst Civil Forfeiture Laws in the Country'
The commission says the legislature should raise the standard of proof and remove the financial incentive that encourages cops and prosecutors to pursue profit instead of public safety.
The ban hasn't prevented deadly drunk driving incidents, but it is hamstringing bars and restaurants hurt by COVID shutdowns.
Defense lawyers say they were accused of smuggling drugs to clients based on tests so unreliable they're akin to "witchcraft, phrenology or simply picking a number out of a hat."
Much of what government does is tax people to try to fix problems that government caused.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Case Challenging Massachusetts' Income Tax on Telecommuters Who Don't Live or Work in Massachusetts
The Court left increasingly urgent questions about taxing remote workers up in the air.
After the Cops Seized Her Car, the Government Waited Five Years Before Giving Her a Chance To Get It Back
In Massachusetts, Malinda Harris argues, civil asset forfeiture routinely violates the right to due process.
A promising new law will give agricultural communities in Massachusetts more say in local public-health rules that apply to them and impact their property and livelihoods.
The Bay State finally creates a police certification system.
The most expensive ballot initiative campaign in Massachusetts history ended with a resounding victory for property rights.
Meanwhile a privately owned campground nearby works to bring in business
Two November ballot initiatives would introduce ranked-choice voting in two more states.
The costly fight over a “right to repair” proposal has led to a lot of cybersecurity fearmongering.
A week after being sued over his arbitrary COVID-19 policy, Gov. Charlie Baker says he will allow arcades to reopen.
A federal lawsuit argues that the distinction drawn by Massachusetts is unconstitutional.
To the extent that the accusations against Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse get into specifics, they're pretty dubious.
The report found it was "not uncommon for Narcotics Bureau officers to write false or incomplete narratives that justify their uses of force."
Bay State officials expect a new ban on flavored tobacco products to benefit illegal suppliers.
Trends in Massachusetts highlight the importance of voluntary changes in behavior.
But then, those stadiums weren't likely to bring the growth the cities wanted in the first place.
From doxxing people with the new coronavirus to making diagnosed and suspected patients wear ankle monitors, some states are taking all the wrong steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.
From relaxed TSA rules to speedy FDA approvals, the coronavirus is forcing authorities to admit many of their regulations are unnecessary.
Independent booze retailers are trying to stifle competition using arguments from Prohibition.
Don’t be afraid of the robopups, but make sure we leash law enforcement to keep officers from misusing them.
She also frantically tried to find him, and she alerted his family once she knew where he was.
The bill, which the state House passed yesterday, says police may seize vehicles in which they find untaxed vaping products.
The 21-year-old faces criminal punishment for text messages to her suicidal boyfriend.
The bill is an obvious First Amendment violation says Jim Manley of the Pacific Legal Foundation.
The latest findings highlight the irrationality of banning legal e-cigarettes that deliver nicotine.
Citing respiratory diseases associated with black-market THC products, the state is banning legal e-cigarettes that are far less hazardous than the conventional kind.
Massachusetts Voters May Finally Get a Chance To Repeal the State's Awful Cap on Beer and Wine Sales
For too long, state lawmakers have played favorites with booze laws. Will they finally let voters decide where they can buy?
HBO documentary explores teen’s culpability in boyfriend’s suicide.
The state's heavily regulated restaurant industry thinks beer gardens have it too easy
Guyora Binder and Luis Chiesa break it down, and some quibbles.