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Massachusetts Court Cases

Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court


Newest Cases (Slip Opinions): Available within minutes of their release. Also provides a selective e-mail service, through which you can register for cases on selected topics to be sent to you.

Cases 1938-date (beginning with: v.300 Mass. and v.1 Mass. App.), Mass. Trial Court Law Libraries. Cases available by citation, name, or through a Google site search. Site also includes hundreds of often-cited earlier cases.

Cases 1915-date, Retrievelaw (Library Card Needed for access). 225 Mass (1915) - date and 1 Mass. App. (1972) - date.

Cases 1804-1921: Early Massachusetts Reports, Google Books. Most volumes between v.3 and v.238 are available.

Thacher's Criminal Cases: Reports of Criminal Cases Tried in the Municipal Court of the City of Boston before Peter Oxenbridge Thacher, Judge of that Court from 1823-1843.

Quincy's Reports: Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Superior Court of Judicature of the Province of Massachusetts Bay Between 1761 and 1772. By Josiah Quincy, Junior. Printed From His Original Manuscripts In The Possession Of His Son, Josiah Quincy, And Edited By His Great-Grandson, Samuel M. Quincy. With an Appendix Upon the Writs of Assistance.

Supporting Material

Cite Conversion: Early Mass. Reports Citation Conversion. Get a Mass. Reports cite if you have a cite to one of the nominative reports, such as Metcalf or Allen.

Docket Information:

Oral Arguments: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Oral Arguments, Suffolk University Law School. "Webcasts of Supreme Judicial Court oral arguments at the John Adams Courthouse are available live while the cases are being argued. If you are interested in watching an argument on the web, please note the date of the case scheduled for argument listed below and select "View webcast" on that date. Broadcasts will also be archived so that after each argument, web site visitors will be able to review all arguments which have already occurred. The arguments can be searched by date, case title or by docket number, and will be accessible within four days of the court proceedings."

SJC Briefs: Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts: Public Case Information. "Beginning with its September, 2007 sitting, briefs filed in most cases scheduled to be argued before the Supreme Judicial Court will be available ... shortly before the sitting." Start at the docket page for an individual case to find the link to its briefs.

District Court

Massachusetts District Court Appellate Division Cases. Includes cases from 2009-date.

Land Court

Land Court Decisions. Decisions from July 2008-date available.