• slavery June 23, 2022 5:03 pm

    Court OKs Conn. Woman's Lawsuit Against Harvard Over Photos of Enslaved Ancestors

    A Connecticut woman who says she’s descended from enslaved people portrayed in widely-published, historical photos owned by Harvard can sue the Ivy League university for emotional distress, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled Thursday. The state’s Supreme Judicial Court partly vacated a lower court ruling that dismissed a complaint from Tamara Lanier over photos she says depict her enslaved ancestors. The...

  • everett May 24, 2022 10:58 am

    $75M Encore Boston Casino Land Deal to Undergo New Scrutiny After Court Order

    The actions of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission almost a decade ago could be put under a new microscope after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled Monday that a lower court should look more closely at the “highly unusual character of the commission’s actions” related to the award of a casino license to Wynn Resorts and the casino company’s purchase of...

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