SJC questions Town’s policy and actions (Updated)

Justices on the Mass Supreme Court questioned whether the Select Board's Public Comment Guidelines are too restrictive of free speech and/or whether a former selectman wrongly applied the policy.

This week, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts heard arguments in a case filed by three Southborough residents against the Southborough Select Board. I’m recapping the highlights. Read the full article → from SJC questions Town’s policy and actions (Updated)

Select Board legal case at Mass Supreme Court this morning (Updated)

The Supreme Judicial Court will hear and question arguments in residents' case against the Select Board's comment policy today.

This morning, attorneys representing three Southborough residents and those defending the Southborough Select Board will argue in front of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Read the full article → from Select Board legal case at Mass Supreme Court this morning (Updated)

Amicus Briefs filed with Mass Supreme Court on Select Board comment policy

Four briefs have been filed weighing in on residents' appeal of Barron V Kolenda and the constitutionality of a Town policy limiting what is allowed during public comment in meetings.

The Mass Supreme Court will consider arguments about the constitutionality of the Southborough Select Board’s Comment Policy. Four friends of the court briefs have been filed weighing in on questions related to a resident’s 2020 lawsuit against the Board.  Read the full article → from Amicus Briefs filed with Mass Supreme Court on Select Board comment policy

Barron lawsuit amended to return to Worcester Superior Court; another OML violation determined

In May, I posted that a lawsuit filed by Southborough residents against selectmen and the Town was moving to the Federal Courts. Based on an amended complaint, the complainants were able to return the case to Worcester Superior Court. Read the full article → from Barron lawsuit amended to return to Worcester Superior Court; another OML violation determined

BOS calls for improved respect; eliminated public comment (temporarily), and released 5 yrs of Closed Meeting Minutes

As I shared in a “quick update”, an incident in December made news after the selectman involved addressed it last week. But, it deserves more attention since it was under a headline about the blog’s technical issues and I have related news to add. Read the full article → from BOS calls for improved respect; eliminated public comment (temporarily), and released 5 yrs of Closed Meeting Minutes

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