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Gov. Patrick Nominates Gants To Chief Justice Of State’s Supreme Judicial Court

Associate Justice Ralph Gants addresses the media Thursday, after Gov. Deval Patrick nominated him to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. (State House News Service)

Associate Justice Ralph Gants addresses the media Thursday, after Gov. Deval Patrick nominated him to be the next chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court. (State House News Service)

BOSTON — Six years after nominating Ralph Gants to the state’s Supreme Judicial Court, Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated him to the position of chief justice.

WBUR’s David Boeri tells Morning Edition that Gants combines a long history, a strong reputation and a focus on generational and philosophical change.

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