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Allowing Sentencing Orders Was ‘Harmless Error’ (access required)

Although the sentencing information in defendant’s prior conviction orders was not relevant to defendant’s charge of firearm possession as a convicted felon, the trial court’s failure to redact the sen­tencing information was harmless error, the Court of Appeals holds. We ...

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Appeals Court Splits Over ‘Invited Error’ (access required)

On rehearing en banc, a divided Court of Appeals upholds defendant’s grand robbery conviction, as the majority says defendant’s lawyer conceded at her robbery trial that the commonwealth had proved grand lar­ceny; we hold that defendant invited error when she ...

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Rights Terminated for Drug Abuse, Family Violence (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds termi­nation of a mother and father’s parental rights to two of their four young children, due to their inability to remedy issues concerning substance abuse, domestic vi­olence, inadequate shelter and parenting and supervisory skills. Mother ...

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