Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall's 2008 Annual Address

by Lee Gesmer on October 30, 2008

Chief Justice Margaret Marshall

Chief Justice Margaret Marshall

Thank you, President McIntyre for the honor, and great pleasure, of addressing this annual meeting.

Fair and independent courts need dedicated lawyers. The rule of law needs both. That is why, among so many reasons, I am delighted to be here: to thank this Bar Association, to thank each of you, for partnering in justice with our courts.

This has been a turbulent year. In politics. In terms of climate change. And now, a financial crisis of unparalleled dimensions. The cataclysm on Wall Street reverberates on Beacon Street. Revenue sources for state government are fast declining, and predicted to decline further. … Continue Reading

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