Following Part I in this three-part series on Massachusetts Harassment Prevention Orders, this post focuses on the most recent Massachusetts Supreme Court decision discussing the requirements for the issuance of a Harassment Prevention Order and its relation to constitutionally protected and unprotected speech.

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Whether you love her, hate her, or are still unsure of who she is and why she is famous, Kesha is an American singer and songwriter who has achieved stardom over the past five years through her catchy albeit trivial pop songs about having fun…

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From 2010 to 2014, the State of Massachusetts experienced a 30% increase in the number of children who were victims of maltreatment. In the year 2014, the majority of these victims were less than a year old. There is no doubt that the mistreatment of…

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In Massachusetts, the Department of Children and Families (hereinafter “DCF”) is responsible for protecting children across the state from abuse and neglect. Often times, parents find themselves as the recipients of an unfavorable DCF decision, in which DCF supported an accusation of abuse or neglect….

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On March 19, 2015, the Massachusetts Appeals Court rendered Ventrice v. Ventrice, No. 13-P-1992 slip. op. (Ma.Ct.App. March 19, 2015). The Ventrice case was a highly contested divorce case that resulted in trial. After trial, the judge entered a judgment of divorce awarding the Mother…

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