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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, and Massachusetts Supreme Court Associate Justice Roderick Ireland at a news conference announcing Ireland's nomination as Chief Justice. (AP)
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, left, and Massachusetts Supreme Court Associate Justice Roderick Ireland at a news conference announcing Ireland's nomination as Chief Justice. (AP)

Gov. Deval Patrick has nominated Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Associate Justice Roderick Ireland to be the first African-American chief justice of the state's highest court. If confirmed, Ireland will replace Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, who is retiring to spend time with her ailing husband.

Guests:

  • David Frank, reporter, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • Wayne Budd, former US Attorney, senior partner at Goodwin Procter

This program aired on November 4, 2010.

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