State Integrity news for Massachusetts from SII partner WBUR:
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has issued a ruling that sets an important standard on how judges are judged.
The high court says that while holding judges accountable is essential, judges have certain protections. Specifically the court says judges do not have to disclose to investigators what they were thinking when they made a ruling, and that the notes a judge makes while on the bench are for the judge only.
The ruling comes as a national survey gives Massachusetts a C+ grade for how it holds judges accountable.
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