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Supreme Judicial Court rules government misconduct must be presumed in Dookhan drug-lab cases

ACLU urges a resolution that shifts burden of ascertaining which convictions must be vacated from defendants to prosecutors.

At Liberty: Friday, March 7, 2014

Massachusetts legislators weigh privacy protections

Following ongoing national revelations about domestic surveillance and lack of federal leadership, ACLU urges Massachusetts lawmakers to bolster privacy at the state level.

ACLU responds to Inspector General's report on Hinton Lab

State drug lab scandal shows need for a comprehensive solution, as well as scrapping mandatory minimums and returning sentencing discretion to judges.

Mayor Walsh should honor St. Patrick by marching with Veterans for Peace

Carol Rose

Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this blog for

Newly-elected Mayor Marty Walsh should be commended for trying to open Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day parade to all of Boston's residents by brokering an invitation for gay-rights groups to march in the parade.