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The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts has written to Governor Charlie Baker along with the Center for Health, Law, and Policy at Harvard University, calling on the state to prioritize equity and privacy issues during the COVID-19 pandemic response. WAMC spoke with Executive Director Carol Rose, who says issues related to class and race are exacerbated by the outbreak.

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The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts has voted to ban police from using a controversial technology.   

      The city council in Springfield, Massachusetts could vote Monday to ban the government’s use of face surveillance technology.  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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Municipalities in Massachusetts are being urged to review their ordinances that regulate signs.

A recent ruling from the highest court in Massachusetts is being hailed as an important victory for workers’ rights.

  An unprecedented campaign began in Massachusetts this week to notify tens of thousands of people that they may no longer have a drug conviction on their record.

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   The highest court in Massachusetts will hear arguments later this year on whether thousands more drug convictions should be thrown out because of scandal at an evidence testing lab in Amherst.

The ACLU of Massachusetts has launched a voter education campaign to spotlight the local elected officials who are among the most powerful in the criminal justice system: the District Attorney.