SJC Chief Justice Ralph Gants Dies At 65

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Chief Justice Ralph Gants of Massachusetts' Supreme Judicial Court has died. He suffered a heart attack earlier this month. He was 65.
The court announced his death in a statement this afternoon. We get reaction from WBUR legal analyst Nancy Gertner, who is also a retired federal judge and senior lecturer at Harvard Law School.

This segment aired on September 14, 2020.

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Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, and retired in September of 2011 to join the faculty of Harvard Law School. Her autobiography, "In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate," was published in 2011.



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