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Massachusetts Law About Judges

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Judicial Selection

Massachusetts Constitution, Part the Second, Chapter II, Section I, Article IX

EO 500 Order Reconstituting the Judicial Nominating Commission and Establishing a Code of Conduct for Commission Members and Nominees to Judicial Office

Judicial Nominating Commission

The Massachusetts Judicial Selection Process - The Making of a Judge, Mass. Bar Association. Explains judicial nomination in Massachusetts with references to the many laws involved.

Opinion of the Justices to the Governor, 461 Mass. 1205 (2012). "[T]he Governor must be physically present and presiding over an assembly of the Executive Council in order for the Lieutenant Governor to vote on matters before the Council"

Judicial Conduct

Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:09: Code of Judicial Conduct.

Commission on Judicial Conduct. "Responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct against state court judges and for recommending, when necessary, discipline of judges to the Supreme Judicial Court." Site includes a complaint form.

Supreme Judicial Court Committee on Judicial Ethics

Judicial Directories